These 2010/11-crop, Fair-Trade ® and UTZ licensed, green (unroasted) coffee beans come from the renown Tarrazu area and were processed by the CoopeAtenas Cooperative in Costa Rica's Central Valley at 3,000 feet above water level. They are 100% Arabica beans (Catuai 50%, Caturra 50%). These Invalsa Extra (A) coffee beans are practically specialty-grade quality. The cupping rating of 79 by our Head Cupper make them just a point shy of specialized grade (specialized coffee needs 80 points). Take benefit of this opportunity and take pleasure in an outstanding coffee at a lower price than specialized grade. CoopeAtenas R.L. is an Industrial/Agricultural Cooperative, founded in 1969, located in Atenas, a well-known coffee growing province in Alajuela, Costa Rica. Our CEO, Nelson, visited the Cooperative mill and some of its farmer members in July of 2009 and in May of 2010 to verify the quality of their coffees and was amazed and pleased with them. Invalsa got in into a long-term relationship with the cooperative for the arrangement of Costa Rican specialty-grade and micro-lot coffees. These coffee beans are of one of the best, professionally-graded and cupped, Premium coffees on the planet, shipped to you in a boxed, burlap bag. Everybody loves our natural, eco-friendly burlap bags. There are too many un-recyclable plastic bags already! Our green coffee beans can be kept in a cool, dry location, in the burlap bag supplied, for a long duration or time (years) without any loss in taste or quality due to the fact that they are grown at high altitudes (difficult bean). Because of its sweet, ripe tropical fruit taste with tips of chocolate, improved acidity, excellent balance, and long wonderful aftertaste, we prefer a reasonably dark (# 45 Agtron/SCCA) roast for these coffee beans. Some roasters utilize them as a single-terroir, others utilize as an obligatory part of their unique "house" blend.
Invalsa Coffee (co-based in Boston, MA and La Paz, Bolivia) sourced these specialty-grade green coffee beans ourselves, directly from the farmer, cooperative, or estate that produced them.
You won't find this combination of consistent quality, high grade, green coffee beans and customer service anywhere else online.