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DON EVELIO COFFEE FARM CNN STORY:

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Trademarks and Estates:

Don Evelio Costa Rica Tarrazu Gourmet Coffee Estate.

 

Our Coffee Farm:

Our Don Evelio Coffee is grown at 5000 ft elevation in the exclusive Tarrazú coffee growing highlands of Costa Rica. It is hand picked at optimum ripeness, sun dried and hand graded to ensure the highest quality 100% Tarrazú Estate Coffee. The conditions are perfect for producing gourmet coffee...rich volcanic soil, high elevation, seasonal rainfall, and a cloud cover in the afternoon to shade strong sun.

Don Evelio Tarrazú is a really exceptional, well-fruited, creamy and refined coffee. It reveals also a very clean acidity. Most of the coffee produced by Don Evelio Farm is exported; the majority in valve bags clearly marked Don Evelio. Roasted coffee is packed in sealed one-way bags to maintain freshness, then packed in attractive courier boxes that guarantee your coffee's safe arrival. Unopened packs will keep fresh for up to 6 months.

Freshly roasted coffees are prepared by the Umana Naranjo Family daily at their own facilities in downtown San Marcos de Tarrazú, Costa Rica, and shipped fresh to your door.

 

Our Family:


Don Evelio Naranjo first cultivated and processed Tarrazú coffee at the San Guillermo Tarrazú hills. His descendants, the Umana Naranjo family and their Fincas Tarrazú Cafe S.A. coffee company, has carried on this family tradition and Heritage.

 

Coffee Reseller - Private Labeling - Wholesale program:

The Don Evelio Tarrazú wholesale coffee operation supplies coffee to restaurants, institutions, specialty stores, resellers and retailers in Canada, Latin America, Europe and the United States. We offer speedy door-to-door delivery.

Everyone in your office can enjoy the rich taste of Don Evelio Tarrazú coffee anytime. Contact us now to bring Don Evelio Tarrazú coffee to your place of business. Yes we can deliver our coffee in regular and automatic shipments. Our office supply program allows you the added convenience of having Don Evelio Tarrazú coffee delivered directly to you. Make your office a happier place. Your office deserves the best.

Our wholesale-reseller program is also perfect if you want to supply our coffees to your friends or neighbors at the best prices.
We will ship your coffee, usually within 2 days, via courier service. Immediately upon shipment, the courier service and ourselves will notify you with a link and a tracking number so you may follow the progress of your shipment. Click here to learn more! or send us now an e-mail to sales@tarrazucafe.com.

Company contacts:

Order Inquiries:


Jorge Luis Umana
Manager
Fincas Tarrazu Cafe S.A.
Don Evelio Tarrazu Coffee Farm
San Marcos de Tarrazu 8055
Costa Rica
Phone: SKYPE: JLUNCR
Mobile: SKYPE: jluncr
sales@tarrazucafe.com
sales@donevelio.com

About our Gourmet Coffee-growing Valley of Tarrazu, where San Marcos de Tarrazu is located

Geography and climate are factors that confer the ability to harvest a fine coffee. The combination of soil, temperature, sunlight, wet and dry seasons must all meet the right formula. The small, high mountainous Costa Rican Tarrazú region, south of San José, has the ideal conditions.  If you want outstanding Tarrazú coffee you are probably going to find it in San Marcos de Tarrazú.

Tarrazú Coffee Farms are the highest altitude coffees from this origin, and the last coffee cherry to ripen is the highest altitude which are located in Tarrazú County.  

Gravel roads connect the farms with the nearby towns of Santa María, San Pablo and San Marcos, famous around the world for being the towns where pioneers exported the first Tarrazú coffee bags to Europe.  We harvest very few ¨fanegas¨ a year. Each farm is managed by its owners who take care of the process, from planting the trees to bringing the coffee cherries to the mill.

These farmers are the backbone of our export operation since they are experts coffee growers who have spent all their lives learning their trade. All of them come from families involved in growing and exporting highland coffees since the 1890´s . We are around 30  people working full time in the operation. 

Tarrazú Coffee Farms  has always been concerned for the environment. The costly investment in woodlands and shade trees in our farms is a good example. For many years we have taken care of a 100 hectares forest reserve located in Naranjillo.  This reserve is near the Los Santos forest reserve and Manuel Antonio National Park in Quepos, which is visited by thousands of tourists a year. Our effort is aimed to keep the forests in the upper section of the Naranjo and Pirris river intact.

A coffee tree takes 4 years from planting to first harvest. Any decision in using certain variety of coffee is carefully examined. The coffee trees must be plague-resistant and above all able to give an excellent cup. The coffee we harvest include not only the classic Typica variety but also the modern Caturra  Arabica variety.

To grow coffee is like taking care of a garden mostly because everything is done by hand. The process begins each April with the coffee trees flowering after the first rains. Harvest begins in October and ends around Mid March.

Tarrazú coffee has been recognized for many years among the great gourmet coffees in the world.  Using this superb raw material, we have taken the time, the effort and cost to prepare a coffee that no one can match. We have a crew of pickers well trained to harvest only the ripest of cherries. It is important for the quality of the cup the cherries are harvested at the right time. This is why each tree is visited up to 4 times in order to obtain only the very best of the fruit. We harvest all the coffee beans by hand to ensure the quality of the bean and the cup.

At the mill, extreme care is given while handling the coffee beans. The last step is a special hand sorting to remove any defects.

After this operation is thoroughly completed, we bag the green coffee in small burlap bags for those who like to roast at home. The demand for our high-quality, freshly roasted coffee is high.  To guarantee the richest aroma and flavor, we package and ship our coffee fresh for your enjoyment.  From seed to cup, we take our time to deliver one of the finest coffee in the world.

Tarrazú Coffee Farms  has had the pleasure to run  the most interesting coffee farms and Roastery in the world and we will continue such tradition in the years to come. In case you have questions, or are interested in visiting our town please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Company contacts:

Order Inquiries:


Jorge Luis Umana
Manager
Fincas Tarrazu Cafe S.A.
Don Evelio Tarrazu Coffee Farm
San Marcos de Tarrazu 8055
Costa Rica
Phone: SKYPE: JLUNCR
Mobile: SKYPE: jluncr
sales@tarrazucafe.com
sales@donevelio.com

 

Video Clip from CNBC about Don Evelio Coffee Farm Click here to see CNBC Coffee Story -by Karin Isdahl - about DON EVELIO COFFEE FARM, filmed in mid May 2006.

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Media Highlights

"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

Interview to one of our Costa Rica coffee farmers at Specialty Coffee Retailer Magazine

Coffee University: what you need to know about coffee - Wen Lee takes you to San Marcos de Tarrazu, Click here to see the videos:
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