COSTA RICA

SABANILLA, ALAJUELA

COSTA RICA

FAMILY OWNED. FAMILY OPERATED.

FINCA LAS LAJAS

ORGANIC. FARMER DIRECT. NON-GMO.

COSTA RICA LAS LAJAS

SHOP LAS LAJAS COFFEE

PRODUCER INFORMATION

Country: Costa Rica

Region: Sabanilla de Alajuela

Producer: Las Lajas

Farmers: Francisca & Oscar Chacón

Elevation: 4,300 feet above sea level

Process: Semi-Washed, Honey, Natural

Varietals: Via Sarchí, Catuaí, Borbon, Caturra

Harvest Season: December - February

Average Temperature: 77°F

Certified Organic since year: 2000

BACKGROUND

Las Lajas farm is a family patrimony, Oscar’s dad left them a heritage and a legacy, his dad always produced organically, even if it was not organic certified. Once his dad wasn’t able to work the farm, Oscar and Francisca took over and back then started implementing non-organic techniques in the farm. When his dad saw this, he told Oscar that instead of walking forward, they were walking backwards, meaning that using chemicals in the farm they were damaging it. One of Oscar’s dad wishes before passing away was that he wanted Oscar and his family to work the farm organically. Since then, Oscar and Francisca have ensured this happens, they went back to farming organically and haven’t stopped since then. They kept the legacy and kept doing good to the environment and the family.