Casas de Alegria Project
Costa Rica’s Tarrazú region, removed by two mountain ranges and two hours from the capital city of San José, is renowned for its coffee quality. Skilled workers come to the region from nearby communities as well as from Nicaragua and Panama during the harvest, bringing their families for the season.
Supporting them is an investment in the coffee ecosystem—in Tarrazú and beyond. Casas de Alegría daycare centers, run by Peet’s partner CoopeTarrazú, provide all-day care and nurture to the children of coffee harvest workers, supporting them with education, art, play, and three daily meals. During the 2022-23 coffee harvest, 19 daycare centers supported 1,113 children.
CASAS DE ALEGRÍA BY THE NUMBERS
- Established in 2018
- 1,000+ children served
- 58 local staff hired
CUPS FOR CASAS
Just as we like to say about the components of a great coffee blend, the sum brings out the best of all its parts. We feel the same way about community—when we gather together and combine our talents, efforts, and resources, the results lift us all up. Whether you brew one of these coffees on the regular, or are looking for something new to sip, know that each cup contributes to our Casas de Alegría project.
First crafted by Mr. Peet, this blend of carefully selected, choice beans from our favorite Latin American origins brews a cup that's uniquely rich and approachable, with a pleasant spiciness. It's deep-roasted by hand in small batches to impart the most flavor and aroma.
Ever since Alfred Peet opened the doors of his first small Berkeley shop in 1966, Peet's has been known as a pioneer of fine, distinctive coffees — high-grown, higher quality, and deeply roasted to maximize flavor. The signature Peet’s roast gives our Decaf House more body and complexity than almost any other decaf blend.