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Compare Costa Rica Coffees

Updated: Apr 29, 2021

Costa Rica is the 14th largest coffee producer in the world, producing almost exclusively Arabica coffee varieties

Comparison of coffees Costa Rica produces
Coffees of Costa Rica

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Bean Varieties

  • Bourbon

  • Catuai

  • Caturra

  • Gesha

  • Mondo Novo

  • Sarchimor - a hybrid between Timor, Villa Sarchi

  • Timor - a hybrid of Coffea canephora var. robusta and Coffea arabica

  • Typica

  • Villalobos

  • Villa Sarchi

Costa Rica Coffees

Growing Regions

  • The San Marcos de Tarrazu (Tarrazu) region is located in the interior mountains of Southern Costa Rica with coffee grown on rich volcanic soils between 1,200~1,800 MASL

  • The West Central Valley, is Costa Rica’s west-most coffee-growing region and produces around twenty-five percent of the country’s total coffee. Coffee altitude ranges between 1,200~1,700 MASL

  • Just east of the West Valley growing region is Central Valley. Central Valley coffee production makes up around 15% of the country’s coffee production. Growing altitudes are between 1,000~1,200 MASL

  • Alajuela is located towards the Northern-Central region of Costa Rica and the majority of the coffee is grown between 1,200~1,600 MASL

  • The Cartago region is almost dead-center of Costa Rica and the region grows it's coffee primarily between 1,200~1,650 MASL

  • Tres Rios is near the coast of the Pacific Ocean producing bright, sweet coffees between 1,200~1,650 MASL

  • Heredia (1,300meters)

  • Guanacaste

  • Orosi (900 - 1,200 meters)

  • West Valley (1,200 - 1,650 meters)

  • Turrialba (600 - 900 meters)

  • Brunca (800 - 1,200 meters)



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