Green Costa Rican Tarrazu Coffee Beans

This beautiful, tropical country which has some of the most picturesque beaches in the world, also boasts a healthy coffee growing industry, spurred on by their warm climate. Costa Rican Tarrazu coffee is just one fine example of a coffee grown in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica can be broken into four districts with Tarrazu being one of them, but all are ideal for growing coffee. The wet and warm climate along with high elevations and volcanic soil rich in nutrients make this particular region perfect for growing some of the most exceptional coffee in the world. Costa Rican Tarrazu beans are grown mostly in the shade, which takes the beans longer to grow. Longer growth results in a harder bean, which in turn causes a hearty, rich flavor.

One of the most unique aspects of Costa Rican Tarrazu coffee is that it's not native to the country. The original seeds were brought from France in the 1700's and planted in the Tarrazu region where their growth blossomed. It only took 50 years and the area had completely transitioned to a major coffee producer.

In terms of taste, this is a medium bodied coffee that is considered tangy, lively acidic and full of flavor. Flavor is powerful with a finish that is described as sharp, with a clean aftertaste and subtle nutty undertones are also present.