Another outstanding coffee emerges from Costa Rica Monte Crisol! This crop has a wonderful balance between body and palate acidity; an approachable, full flavored cup with a rich finish. Exactly what we look for when sourcing Costa Rican coffee. Carefully roasted to full-city color, this cup possesses a gentle brightness that slips into rich caramel and dark chocolate notes. The smooth finish demands another sip. The coffee’s outstanding characteristics stem from excellent growing conditions for the shade-grown Arabica trees. Monte Crisol CoopePalmares gets an average rainfall of 70 inches per year, sustained temperatures near 73°F, and cultivates their crops at 4,300 feet; the perfect scenario for a quality bean. The coop takes care of its own, providing medical services for 1350 members and their families, as well as financial services through the Madre Verde Foundation. Committed to the environment, farmers have streamlined their operations minimizing water consumption, transforming solid wastes into organic fertilizers, and have implemented forest protection programs. Their efforts benefit the flora and fauna of Costa Rica and ensure the highest quality for future coffee crops.