About the Farm
La Chica Estate, the farm that produces your coffee harvest, lies in the beautiful mountains of Providencia de Dota that rise along the Dota Tarrazu Valley in Costa Rica. With an altitude of 5,500 feet and very well-defined rainy and dry seasons, these mountains produce the finest Strictly Hard Bean coffee. Because of the elevation of La Chica Estate, its trees have a slower metabolism that produces a smaller, denser and harder coffee bean, allowing it to better guard its superior chocolate nutty aroma and flavor.
As part of the Pacific watershed, the Providencia Mountains feature extreme weather conditions that result in very dry summers and very wet winters, with rainfall averages in excess of 79 inches over a 155-day period. Temperatures are very pleasant, averaging 66 degrees Fahrenheit, with highs that reach 90 degrees at noon and nights that cool down into the mid-40 degree range—ideal conditions for growing a superior coffee bean.
The Providencia Mountains are a late-harvest region, beginning its harvest at a time when most lower elevation farms are ending theirs. Picking season to bring in the harvest can start as early as late December and continue through the end of March.
Down To Earth, the caretaker of your coffee, is committed to sustainable farming practices and providing all its workers with superior wages, benefits and working conditions.
As an owner, you are welcome to visit La Chica Estate and join in the harvesting fun.