The coffee story

Coopelibertad was founded in 1961, in one of the most important moments for the Costa Rican Cooperative movement, and came to represent a solution for the coffee farmers on Central Valley (Heredia) and with it, they could obtain better results on their farming activities. Since our creation, Coopelibertad has worked side by side with partners in search for the common good and thus constitute on support for the socio-economic improvement through coffee growing.

History
In the early 60s, profit-oriented private companies were the only ones dedicated to coffee in the Heredia province. Without technical assistance, smallholders started loosing financial support and soon the ability to look after their farms. 
 
The National Bank of Costa Rica established the Cooperatives Department to promote solidarity instead of profit. With the bank’s advice, a group of local farmers held the first Constitutive Assembly of the Cooperativa de Caficultores de Heredia in April of 1961. This is how it all started. 
 
In the words of the then vice-president of the boad mr Luis Omar Chavarría: 
"This Company was born as a protest from small coffee growers, who in turn saw in the union of their efforts, the opportunity to be free to manage their small businesses as they please and once and for all not to be never again subject to the whims of the wealthy. I propose that our Cooperative be named COOPE LIBERTAD RL ”

The Coop
Coopelibertad has 490 members (294 men and 196 women) and represents the interests of more than 1200 coffee growers in 25 communities in the Central Valley. We offer all sorts of producer support: credit system, technical assistance, delivery of organic fertilizer and coffee seedlings under favourable conditions.

Our industry processing plant (beneficio) is able to process 3,680 TM  of cherry per year: 1,170.24 TM coffee available for the 2021 harvest.

Each farm has an average of 4,9 hectares of coffee cultivation.

The Coopelibertad Coffee Quality has been awarded for the second year as “the best of Costa Rica Fair Trader Coffees, Taza Dorada” in the specialty coffee category, prize awarded by SCA-CR.

We are one of the last mills that are using Natural Fermentation for Fully Washed Coffees as we truly believe that this has a positive impact on the quality of our coffees making them unique and special.

Quality: Deredia
Type:  SHB-AP
Process: Fully Washed
Score:81 - 82
Availability: 15 lots per year
(each one of 275 bags/69 kg)
*Subject to confirmation


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The process

Natural Fermentation Process
CR-84-202011 Past harvest

Deredia Blend

  • $4.5195 USD / kg FOB FairTrade
  • $4.5195 USD / kg FOB Rainforest Alliance
  • $4.5195 USD / kg FOB Conventional (no certification)
Origin
Costa Rica
Variety
Catuaí rojo, Caturra
Process type
Fully washed
Altitude range
1200m - 2000m
Harvest period
November, 2020 - November, 2020
Algrano's cupping score (SCA)
83.5 points
There are no shared shipments for this coffee
For large orders, you can request a shipment and we would be happy to organise a custom shipment for you
  • Green or roasted samples are available
  • Shared shipments unavailable
  • Custom shipments unavailable
  • Doorstep delivery unavailable
    We are unable to arrange delivery to your roastery
Produced & offered by Coopelibertad R.L
  • Costa Rica
  • Cooperative
  • C.A.F.E practices, FairTrade, Rainforest Alliance
  • 5 sales on Algrano
  • 2 Average orders per roaster
  • 4 Roaster relationships
  • Seller relationships with Roasters in

"We love working with Coopelibertad because of the ethics behind this group of smallholders. We love the way they have come together to support each other and think that this is reflected in the beautiful coffee they produce. We look forward to a long working relationship."

Rory Ireland, Bristol Twenty Coffee Company
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Bristol Twenty Coffee Company

Cental Valley coop w/ blends & single-farm lots

Coopelibertad R.L. was born in 1961, in one of the most significant moments for cooperativism in Costa Rica and it came to represent a solution for coffee producers in the Heredia area to obtain better results from their agricultural work. Since the foundation, the Cooperative has worked shoulder to shoulder with its associates, in the search for the common good, and thus to support the improvement of its economic and social situation; through the cultivation of coffee. In a large number of farms distributed through the Cental Valley, the cooperative associates are concerned about taking care of the coffee plants. Mainly cultivated with varieties such as Caturra and Catuaí, each farmer applies sustainable techniques that will benefit their productivity and cup quality. From September until March, the cherry is collected from the farms and then is taken to the mill. The coffee fruit goes through each of the operational steps constantly monitored by strictly quality controls.

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The coffee story

Coopelibertad was founded in 1961, in one of the most important moments for the Costa Rican Cooperative movement, and came to represent a solution for the coffee farmers on Central Valley (Heredia) and with it, they could obtain better results on their farming activities. Since our creation, Coopelibertad has worked side by side with partners in search for the common good and thus constitute on support for the socio-economic improvement through coffee growing.

History
In the early 60s, profit-oriented private companies were the only ones dedicated to coffee in the Heredia province. Without technical assistance, smallholders started loosing financial support and soon the ability to look after their farms. 
 
The National Bank of Costa Rica established the Cooperatives Department to promote solidarity instead of profit. With the bank’s advice, a group of local farmers held the first Constitutive Assembly of the Cooperativa de Caficultores de Heredia in April of 1961. This is how it all started. 
 
In the words of the then vice-president of the boad mr Luis Omar Chavarría: 
"This Company was born as a protest from small coffee growers, who in turn saw in the union of their efforts, the opportunity to be free to manage their small businesses as they please and once and for all not to be never again subject to the whims of the wealthy. I propose that our Cooperative be named COOPE LIBERTAD RL ”

The Coop
Coopelibertad has 490 members (294 men and 196 women) and represents the interests of more than 1200 coffee growers in 25 communities in the Central Valley. We offer all sorts of producer support: credit system, technical assistance, delivery of organic fertilizer and coffee seedlings under favourable conditions.

Our industry processing plant (beneficio) is able to process 3,680 TM  of cherry per year: 1,170.24 TM coffee available for the 2021 harvest.

Each farm has an average of 4,9 hectares of coffee cultivation.

The Coopelibertad Coffee Quality has been awarded for the second year as “the best of Costa Rica Fair Trader Coffees, Taza Dorada” in the specialty coffee category, prize awarded by SCA-CR.

We are one of the last mills that are using Natural Fermentation for Fully Washed Coffees as we truly believe that this has a positive impact on the quality of our coffees making them unique and special.

Quality: Deredia
Type:  SHB-AP
Process: Fully Washed
Score:81 - 82
Availability: 15 lots per year
(each one of 275 bags/69 kg)
*Subject to confirmation


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The process

Natural Fermentation Process
Algrano
Algrano
Cupped: January, 2021
Coopelibertad R.L
Martin Padilla Monge (Seller)
Cupped: January, 2021
SCA Score
Algrano
83.5
Martin Padilla Monge (Seller)
80.0
Key flavor notes
Algrano
Greenish, Red berries, Stone fruit, Green tea
Martin Padilla Monge (Seller)
-
Quality comment
Algrano
Smooth and coating in the mouth, citric acidity, quite bright, medium coating body, pleasant finish, touch milky.
Martin Padilla Monge (Seller)
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Sensorial radar

FAQ


Shipping
Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.

Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:

  • Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
  • EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.

Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.

Currencies
When calculating price, you can select your preferred currency: USD, CHF, EUR, or GBP.

2 payment methods are accepted on Algrano:

1. Buy now, pay later
Pay your coffee after its delivered in Europe. This option generates an additional fee, displayed in the shopping cart.

3. Pay 10 days after placing the order
We will send you a 10 day invoice straight after you placed your order.