Organic Costa Rican coffee from the La Amistad estate is one of our newest organics. Crisp, clean, creamy! And certified organic too. The La Amistad estate is a large family owned estate located in the extreme south of Costa Rica. It is located on a mountainside at over 1,200 meters above sea level. The farm is surrounded on three sides by one of the largest biodiverse rainforests in all of Central America. The family has attempted to retain the integrity of this rich biological setting by leaving bands of primary forest between parcels of coffee. These bands are connected to the rainforest and offer an alley way or corridor back to the rainforest for the wildlife. The farm maintains a low but healthy shade covering within the parcels. La Amistad (the "Friend") begins harvesting earlier than most other SHB (strictly hard bean) regions because of its location. It starts harvesting in late October and runs through March. All of the coffee is processed on site at the farmís beneficio. Clear, fresh water that runs from the rainforest to the farm is used both for the mills washing process and to generate power to run the machinery. The coffee is then sun dried on cement patios in as much as space and climatic conditions allow. The cup is slightly acidic, well bodied with a wonderful aroma.