Costa Rican Tarrazu Premium DON EVELIO coffee is the Costa
Rica Tarrazu District's premiere coffee farm. The estate is located
on the slopes of the Talamanca Mountains surrounding the Tarrazu
Costa Rica Tarrazu Coffees have built a reputation as the world's
highest quality. Using age-old processes dating back centuries and
incorporating the latest in state of the art technology, Costa Rica
Tarrazu Premium consistently delivers a superior coffee with an
unforgettable, mellow flavor.
Our superior quality coffees begin with the healthiest Costa Rican
Tarrazu Arabica Don Evelio Coffee trees grown in fertile, volcanic soil enhanced
with a blend of natural nutrients and minerals.
Continuous soil testing is performed to insure that every generation
of Costa Rica Tarrazu Premium Estate Coffee grows in a soil mixture
with an optimum nutrient composition.
Unlike most conventional coffees, which are made from beans mass-harvested
at varying levels of ripeness, each bean of Costa Rica Tarrazu Premium
Estate Coffee is individually hand-picked.
Only beans that meet Costa Rica Tarrazu Premium's rigid standards
of ripeness and quality are harvested - each ripe bean remaining
in prime condition for only a few days.
With conventional coffee processing, after the skins are removed
from the harvested coffee beans by a process called pulping, the
beans are soaked in water for many hours in a step called "fermentation"
Our coffee is dried in the sun - a predictable method that can
take 5 days. Increasingly, "better" quality coffees are
being dried in the sun - producing a more consistent product. Costa
Rica Tarrazu Premium coffee beans are dried in the sun to take advantage
of the chemical processes present in this drying technique. This
drying method insures perfect consistency and retention of quality.
After the drying process is complete, most conventional coffee
growers hull and polish their beans and go directly to roasting.
However, one of the most significant enhancements to the flavor
of Costa Rica Tarrazu Premium coffee is achieved by aging the Costa
Rica Tarrazu beans in climate-controlled storage. This aging process
gives Costa Rica Tarrazu Premium Estate coffee a wonderful, mellow,
Costa Rica Tarrazu Premium's roasting technique is very important
to the coffee's flavor. The roasting method we use offers several
Our traditional roasting technique provides uniform amounts of
heat to each bean, and contaminants such as smoke, dust, and burning
oils are cleanly removed as they are produced, enhancing the quality
of the roast and insuring a great tasting coffee.
Costa Rica DON EVELIO Tarrazu Premium offers only the highest grades of coffee.
An estate roast that combines the full range of flavors from the
harvest, and the Private Reserve Roast that combines only the very
largest beans with Peaberry Beans to produce a truly special flavor.
Both of these grades are roasted at a "Medium Dark" temperature
that is best suited for Costa Rica Tarrazu Coffee.
Coffee is best consumed as soon after roasting as possible, in
that continued exposure to oxygen will begin the staling process.
Therefore, Costa Rican DON EVELIO Tarrazu Premium Estate Coffee is always roasted
specifically to meet order demand; packaged immediately after roasting
in specially designed bags that prevent introduction of oxygen and
moisture, and then rushed to the customer so it can be perfectly
fresh when it's finally poured in your cup!
Thanks for allowing us to take you on this tour of our coffee
farms. We believe products are better for the consumer when they
are understood, so that the quality can be determined by the buyer
rather than simply claimed by the label. Contact us, and let us
know what you think. We would enjoy hearing from you. Or…
Why not order your first bag now.
We're sure you'll enjoy our smooth, aromatic flavor of Costa Rica
Tarrazu Premium Estate Coffee.
This tour includes a visit to Alto Quepos Forest Reserve: The
Best Highland Camping in Costa Rica. Read More bellow
Alto Quepos Forest Reserve is located in the municipality of Tarrazu,
Costa Rica. The Tarrazú Mountains are a magnificent part
of the Talamanca Sierra, in southwestern Costa Rica. One of the
best-known Costa Rican regions , an area that reflects the history
of the country and its beginnings. The area combines breathtaking
scenery with great coffee and a rich history. Tarrazú area
is a rural community noted throughout the world for its traditional
values, its abundant natural beauty and bountiful resources. Majestic
Mountains, scenic forests, rolling hills and verdant valleys characterize
the land and provide a changing kaleidoscope of beauty both in the
dry and rainy seasons.
Alto Quepos Forest Reserve are in Naranjillo, in the southern part
of the Tarrazu Municipality, an area that is part of the Naranjo
River Basin. It is located just 15 minutes by car north from the
small town of Santa Juana and 20 minutes by car south of downtown
San Marcos. The area encompasses 155 hectare = 383 acres of untouched
cloud forest and 16 hectares (39.5 acres) currently being restored
to its natural state.
This recreational area is set between the roaring Naranjo River
and a small tributary creek, facing the Quepos/Manuel Antonio plain.
This pristine land has about 1 mile of trails, country shacks, an
access road plus few coffee trees and a small pond. But the most
interesting attractions are a the breathtaking views and small waterfalls,
a field perfect for backpackers and campers plus many acres of lush
tropical-cloud forests. It sits right at the edge of the Los Santos
Forest Reserve. It is a quiet, secluded land between 900-1600 meters
( 2 952-5 249 feet) above sea level and away from the spoiled parts
of the country. Average temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit = 26
degrees Celsius. The Families involved in the project have kept
this fine property with an unusual focus in conservation and respect
to the animals and plants in its natural habitat. Only visitors
who share the same values and principles in protecting this secluded
piece of paradise are allowed to enter.
The visitors are transported from the Airport or the small town
of San Marcos to the Highlands through narrow roads by small 4X4
vehicles. Once at the site, and after a good rest, a tourist guide
takes them to the trails and show the visitors a first glance of
all interesting flora and fauna in the surrounding fields. Spectacular
views of both the Quepos plain far below and the nearby forested
hills and ridgelines of the Los Santos forest reserve remind the
visitors the uncalculating value of the ecosystem of which the reserve
is a part. Horseback rides, guided tours, trout fishing or simply
staring at the amazing mountain view are some of the few amenities
offered to visitors. A seemingly endless list of species of plants
and animals can be found. Sighted animals include the Coyote, howling
monkeys, white-faced monkeys, slots, jaguars, frogs of many types
of birds, among others. Oak trees, giant tree ferns, bromeliads,
orchids, lichens, ferns, mosses and fungi are common around Alto
Bird species sighted within this property includes the Resplendent
Quetzal: sacred bird of the Mayans, the Magnificent Hummingbird
(Eugenes fulgens), Yellow-billed Cacique (Amblycercus holosericeus,)
and the Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus).
This rich variety is only possible given the unique characteristics
and location of the site, the high-low altitude and its closeness
to the Pacific Ocean.
The owners of Alto Quepos Forest Reserve are committed to implement
environmentally-friendly practices. The trails were constructed
with erosion control methods. Waste recycling is implemented in
order to avoid any damage to the nearby creek and the Naranjo River.
Underlying the mission of the owners is the determination to protect
the upper section of the Naranjo river watershed, while holding
a deep respect for individuals inside and outside the recreational
area and for the Quepos/Manuel Antonio communities and ecosystems
downstream, of which they are a part. This property is also supported
by Fincas Tarrazu Cafe S.A. a Tarrazú coffee Estate farm
worldwide recognized for its focus on environmental issues and quality
coffees. If you want to visit this beautiful place, please contact
with Jorge Luis Umana, tourist guide, phone SKYPE: JLUNCR or SKYPE: JLUNCR .
Jorge Luis Umana
Fincas Tarrazu Cafe S.A.
Don Evelio Tarrazu Coffee Farm
San Marcos de Tarrazu 8055
Phone: SKYPE: JLUNCR
Mobile: SKYPE: jluncr firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Click here to see CNBC Coffee Story -by Karin Isdahl - about DON EVELIO COFFEE FARM, filmed in mid May 2006.
"Jorge Luis Umana, the owner of
coffee grower Beneficio Don Evelio,...has set up a company site,
www.tarrazucafe.com. So far he's the only grower to do so.."
ADAM PIORE, LAUREN WOLLKOFF Newsweek
Magazine Journalists, January 29, 2001 issue.
"Tarrazu coffee growers, who
produce some of the world's finest, high-elevation beans...now promote
their high-quality crop on the Internet at www.tarrazucafe.com"
CHRISTINE PRATT, The
Tico Times,Aug 18th, 2000