Costa Rican Fair Trade Gourmet Coffee from Cafe Britt

Costa Rican Fair Trade


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Costa Rican Fair Trade

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The beans we purchase for our Fair Trade blend are harvested exclusively on the Altamira de Boilley plantation, located in the Brunca region of Costa Rica. This plantation is owned and operated by ASOPROLA, a community of women that are using sustainable farming practices to show the world that with a little creativity and a great product (their coffee beans), it's possible to sustain a living in an environmentally-friendly way. The community relies completely on the proceeds they earn from coffee harvesting, as well as from accommodating travelers in their Rural Lodge, situated close to the plantation. Travelers from all over can come, stay, and learn about the productive and organizational practices that support economic and environmental stability not only for the community, but also throughout the whole region. It is our pleasure to be able to not only invest in the lives of the women of ASOPROLA, but also to offer our customers an exceptional coffee.

The Brunca region of Costa Rica is known for producing a thick bean with excellent aroma, body and acidity, which perfectly describes our Fair Trade blend. Our blend is dark-roasted and has a pleasant aroma of fresh wood and flavor notes of wildflowers, apple, and laurel. This is a full-bodied coffee that has a heavier presence in the mouth and a long finish on the palate.

One of the most important aspects of this blend is that it is 100% Fair Trade Certified, meaning ASOPROLA meets international standards of working conditions and in turn, we compensate them with above-market prices. This not only supports the ASOPROLA community but also fosters earth-friendly agricultural practices and contributes to their security and economic self-sufficiency. You will notice that on the package of our Fair Trade Blend, we depict an image of a woman which pays homage to the ASOPROLA community of women that harvest and sell the beans that allow us to roast such an exceptional coffee.

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Frequently Asked Questions

An unopened bag will stay fresh for one year. Once a bag of coffee has been opened, it will stay fresh for up to 6 months if stored properly.
In the short term, keeping your coffee in its original bag, sealed tight and kept in a cool and dry place is always a best practice for coffee storage. For long term, it is possible to store your coffee in the freezer, however, once removed from the freezer, store it in airtight container in a cool and dark place.
The packaging we use for our Café Britt coffees is a durable triple-ply material that protects the coffee from sunlight and oxygen. Each bag has a one-way valve that allows gases that are produced during roasting to escape and prevents any air or oxygen from entering the bag.
Don’t worry! Your coffee is fine. What you’ve experienced are the effects of subjecting our one-way valved bags to a non-pressurized atmosphere, such as the baggage compartment of an airplane. When our bags are subjected to a low-pressure environment, the gas inside the bag expands and exits through the one-way valve. A properly functioning valve won’t let the gas re-enter and “inflate” the bag as it was before. This effect preserves the quality and freshness of the coffee. Sometimes, as the coffee continues “breathing” and expelling gases, the packages may even inflate again. But it’s perfectly fine to store your coffee in these brick-hard packages until you’re ready to use them.
Strictly Hard Bean is part of a classification system for Costa Rican coffees cultivated 1200 meters (4000 ft.) above sea level. In Costa Rica, coffee plants that grow at this altitude produce higher quality beans that have a higher density that holds in the nutrients and flavor during roasting. At Britt though, we go above and beyond just offering you Strictly Hard Beans. We have our own classification system that ensures we’re buying the highest quality strictly hard beans available.

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