The coffee story

Juan López es un productor de café de 70 años de edad, ha trabajado toda su vida en el campo, a la edad de 12 años empezó como cogedor de café, hasta los 30 años fue un jornalero, pero su sueño fue tener su propia finca. A la edad de 30 años comenzó a sembrar en un terreno pequeño heredado por su papá. El apoyo de su familia, la disciplina y el amor por el café lo han llevado a crecer. Hoy cuenta con una finca de 8 hectáreas, sembradas en su mayoría con variedades como catuaí, caturra y catiguá, de donde obtienen aproximadamente 230 fanegas de café por cosecha.
Lleva a cabo procesos como Lavados, Mieles, semi lavados y su especialidad, el café Natural.
Su finca ubicada en San Juan Norte de Rivas, se encuentra en una de las regiones de mayor potencial para el crecimiento en producción de cafés especiales en todo Costa Rica. Desde hace 5 años Juan López recibe el apoyo comercial y financiero de CoopeAgri y 100 Libras para desarrollar y exportar sus cafés a todo el mundo.

Estate: Juan Lopez
Location: Perez Zeledon, San José
Average Altitude: 1400 to 1700 meters above sea level
Topography: mountainous, hilly
Soil Type: volcanic
Temperature: 23°C
Humidity: 75%
Harvest Method: Hand Picking

The process

Natural process, solar drying
CR-86-202011 Past harvest

Juan Lopez - Natural

  • $9.1304 USD / kg FOB Conventional (no certification)
Origin
Costa Rica
Variety
Caturra, Catuai
Process type
Natural/Sun Dried
Altitude range
1400m - 1700m
Harvest period
November, 2020 - February, 2021
Algrano's cupping score (SCA)
87.0 points
There are no shared shipments for this coffee
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Coopeagri R.L.
Produced & offered by Coopeagri R.L.
  • Costa Rica
  • Cooperative
  • FairTrade
  • 33 sales on Algrano
  • 2 Average orders per roaster
  • 24 Roaster relationships
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Traditional coop in Pérez Zeledón w/ high quality

CoopeAgri was founded on 25 November 1962 in San Isidro de Pérez Zeledón. Today with more than 6,000 active members, it has become a leading company that has driven economic growth in the southern part of Costa Rica. In the 1950s and 1960s, Pérez Zeledón had a very poor road infrastructure, which made coffee trading difficult. It was in the hands of private enterprise, which reduced producers' participation in the value chain. A group of local people saw that the needs of coffee producers could lead to the birth of a cooperative organisation, and it was in 1960 when this group set up a coop, then with 391 associates. Fairtrade premium-funded projects include a medical clinic, community store and the construction of 160 coffee stores over an area of 90 square kilometres. Farmers deliver their coffee to the stores for collection and transport to the washing station, saving them considerable time and expense. An interest-free loans scheme for growers makes much-needed credit available. Our main brand is Café Don Claudio, a coffee that comes from the surroundings of the Chirripó Mountain, which is the highest in all Central America.

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The coffee story

Juan López es un productor de café de 70 años de edad, ha trabajado toda su vida en el campo, a la edad de 12 años empezó como cogedor de café, hasta los 30 años fue un jornalero, pero su sueño fue tener su propia finca. A la edad de 30 años comenzó a sembrar en un terreno pequeño heredado por su papá. El apoyo de su familia, la disciplina y el amor por el café lo han llevado a crecer. Hoy cuenta con una finca de 8 hectáreas, sembradas en su mayoría con variedades como catuaí, caturra y catiguá, de donde obtienen aproximadamente 230 fanegas de café por cosecha.
Lleva a cabo procesos como Lavados, Mieles, semi lavados y su especialidad, el café Natural.
Su finca ubicada en San Juan Norte de Rivas, se encuentra en una de las regiones de mayor potencial para el crecimiento en producción de cafés especiales en todo Costa Rica. Desde hace 5 años Juan López recibe el apoyo comercial y financiero de CoopeAgri y 100 Libras para desarrollar y exportar sus cafés a todo el mundo.

Estate: Juan Lopez
Location: Perez Zeledon, San José
Average Altitude: 1400 to 1700 meters above sea level
Topography: mountainous, hilly
Soil Type: volcanic
Temperature: 23°C
Humidity: 75%
Harvest Method: Hand Picking

The process

Natural process, solar drying
Coffee Quality Evaluation
Algrano
Algrano
Cupped: February, 2021
Coopeagri R.L.
Seller (Pending)
Cupped: N/A
SCA Score
Algrano
87.0
Seller (Pending)
86.0
Key flavor notes
Algrano
Raspberry, Tropical fruit, Rummy, Floral, Red ripe fruit, Candy-like
Seller (Pending)
Fruity, High sweetness
Quality comment
Algrano
Lot of rummy notes, tropical fruit and dried mango in the nose. Sparkling, with malic, medium acidity and velvety body. Very well balanced with lingering aftertaste.
Seller (Pending)
Characterised by fruity fragrances and flavour, round body with a fine acidity, aftertaste pleasant to the palate. 
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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
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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.