LAS LAJAS

Sabanilla de Alajuela, Poas Volcano region, Costa Rica


Costa Rica is a truly unique country, hosting more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity even though its landmass only takes up .03% of the planet’s surface. Around 25% of the country’s land area is in protected national parks and protected areas, which gives it the largest percentage of protected areas in the world.

We source our Organic Costa Rican coffee from a small family-owned farm called Las Lajas. Nestled against the looming Poas volcano, sits the small town of Sabanilla de Alajuela where the Chacon family operates the farm and the mill. The resulting coffee is a medium roast with sweetness and hints of caramel flavor and bright tropical acidity.

One of the most iconic Costa Rican crafts is the colorful oxcart wheels. We have a giant colorful oxcart wheel with a very intricate design in the Mayorga office, and it brightens up the entire office. Costa Ricans’ positive attitude makes us always want to come back. They even say “pura vida” or “good life” as both a greeting and a goodbye. PURA VIDA!


LAS LAJAS

Sabanilla de Alajuela, Poas Volcano region, Costa Rica


 Producer Information

CountryCosta Rica

RegionSabanilla, Colinas del Poas, Alajuela

ProducerFrancisca & Oscar Chacon

Farm name: Finca Las Lajas

Year farm was bought: 1930's

Elevation: 4,300 feet above sea level

Process: Semi-Washed, Honey, Natural

Varietals: Via Sarchí, Catuaí, Borbon, Caturra

Harvest Season: December - February

Average Temperature: 77°F average during the day with cooler nights of 60°F

Certified Organic since year: 2000

Time it takes to get to farm from main international airport: 40 minutes by car.