Costa Rican coffees are grown in various regions within the country at an altitude of above 1350 meters. This is the ideal height for gourmet coffee. SHB (Strictly Hard Bean) exhibit unique qualities like citrus acidity and a complex combination of fruit and smooth chocolate notes. This coffee type represents the classic, clean, Central American cup.
Coffee came to Costa Rica in the last decade of the eighteenth century. Over the many years, coffee expanded over the Highlands of the Central Valley. The development and trading of coffee deeply influenced the culture and economy of the country. Large plant varieties, rich soils, high altitudes and unique growing regions contribute to a popular and sought-after coffee cup profile. All these factors have allowed the country to achieve the reputation of producing some of the best coffee in Central America.