Las Cuadras en la Hacienda (city roast)
Las Cuadras en la Hacienda (city roast)
Black Bag Coffee
Costa Rica F1 “Las Cuadras” Natural La Haciena
Region – Tarrazú
Name – F1 Las Cuadras Natural Processed
Grade – SHB
Dry Mill – Coopetarrazú
Altitude – 1,400-1,500 masl
Total Farm Size – 1 hectare
Processing – Natural
Plant varietal – Caturra & Catuaí
Cupping notes – Boozy, bourbon, malt, sweet tea, fruit bomb, mint.
(12oz, whole bean)
We are a cooperative with over 50 years of experience and tradition in coffee production in Costa Rica, grouped more than 3,500 partners and associates.
We are dedicated to benefiting and marketing of our coffee and offer services that help the welfare and development of the area of solidarity and sustainable, generating better quality of life for our associates, their families and communities. CoopeTarrazú is located in San Marcos de Tarrazú, a region that produces the genuine coffee Tarrazú.
The coffee Tarrazú region is one of the most recognized in Costa Rica and around the world, representing 22% of national production amounts to 455,000 quintals per harvest.
The cooperative collects, processes and markets 45% of this production, which is equivalent to 200,000 quintals. In this production we export directly to our customers 80%, 10% is sold to local exporters and market the remaining 10% through our coffee plant Coffee roasting under our brand and private label Good Day.
Coffee production is located between 1,200 and 1,900 meters above sea level, under conditions of climate and soil ideal for growing. Most of the plantations are shaded with different native trees in the area.
The collection includes a five-month period from November to March. Coincides with the dry season, which allows uniform and high quality fruit ripening. It also facilitates the use of the sun for proper drying coffee.
The combination of altitude, climate and cultivars print this coffee organoleptic characteristics prized by the most demanding markets in the world: good body, with a very fine cup, high acidity, excellent chocolaty aroma, characterized by an intense flavor.
It is a concept of special batches of coffee from various communities in the area of influence of CoopeTarrazú, where we can provide traceability from the farm to the area benefited before being exported to our customers.
Promotes ethical-social, economic and benefit to the various participating sectors: buyer, consumer, cooperative partners and community.
Our customers purchase a product of excellent quality, with characteristics of each coffee community features and in turn contribute to sustainable development, further creating an ethical satisfaction within a system of solidarity economy.
CoopeTarrazú currently has 3,500 associates, where 1876 are men and 1624 women, 25% are under 35 years old.
To form the General Assembly, the bylaws stipulate that for every 10 members a delegate and an alternate owner is named; the assembly constituted by 350 delegates and 350 alternate owners.
It meets once a year ordinarily and extraordinarily when required for decisions of great relevance that merit your attention.
The General Assembly's main functions approve the policies of the cooperative and decide the fate of surplus and awards obtained in the economic, productive and commercial exercise also elects the Board of Directors and Governing Bodies.
Cooperative in turn is directed by the Board of Directors, the Education Committee, the Audit Committee and the Arbitration Board.
The Governing Bodies are responsible for appointing positions internally, ie elect the president, vice president and other charges.
The Board of Directors for its part defines the general policy and decision making of the cooperative.
CoopeTarrazú performs a process of information and accountability to its members one month before the General Assembly. This process involves conducting more 20 sectoral meetings, which delegates are invited to all associates and their families and together with the General Management and the Board of Directors analyzes and reports for the period are discussed.
The Coop is also implementing these techniques to help with their ever-improving sustainability efforts.
Cooperation agreements are maintained with the University of Costa Rica and the Costa Rica Institute of Technology.
Energy alternatives: they have conducted tests for coal briquette production and brushwood from coffee, alcohol production from grain mucilage, drying grain and chaff with solar energy, utilization of exhausted gases, biodigestión.
Solar panels, in an amount of 60, provide 50% of the energy required by the administrative building.
Wood energy: consists of intensive forest plantings to produce from the use of a chipper for generating biomass furnaces.