How It Tastes
With this lot of peaberries, we have acquired the rarest of the rare from the renowned Dota Cooperative. Smaller and more intense, they deliver an extra level of Meyer lemon sweetness, concentrated like the finest fruit conserve, and the bold, full-bodied Costa Rican character that put this coffee-producing paradise on the map.
The Los Santos region of Tarrazú is all named after saints. San Pablo, San Marcos, and finally, farthest, and best, the high altitude haven of Santa Maria de Dota. The quality grown here is renowned, as is the meticulousness of its growers and processors.
To say CoopeDota is a special co-op is an understatement. It’s one of world’s first carbon neutral coffee producers, generating its own energy through a biodigester that produces renewable biogas by mixing the cooperative’s plant waste with microorganisms in an anaerobic environment. They also eco-pulp their coffee, which uses less water and leaves a far smaller environmental footprint.
A mere 100 bags of Costa Rica Peaberry coffee were produced this season. Peet’s obtained 50 of them. That translates into roughly 6,000 pounds of roasted coffee, which goes quickly when a limited offering is this rare.