|Monteverde, Costa Rica|
|Fully washed and dried on patios and raised beds|
|Caturra, Catuai, CR 95|
|Cocoa, Vanilla, Soft Mandarin|
Since 1989, Montana Coffee Traders has been working successfully with coffee farmers of the Monteverde region of Costa Rica. Our long term partnership with the Café Monteverde farmers affords a direct impact to improve coffee quality as well as a way for consumers to connect with their coffee farmers. The premium price MCT pays directly to the farmers has allowed these farmers to not only grow exceptional coffee, but give them the opportunity to expand their farms, businesses and knowledge in a rapidly changing economic environment.
As organizations change over time, these growers have evolved our close knit relationship into one of being “Farm Direct”, and no longer carrying their Fair Trade certification. The “Farm Direct” model encompasses a holistic approach to growing and sourcing coffee, along with negotiating fair purchase pricing. In brief, the main principle in this model is sustainability for both farmer and roaster. With the idea being ~ the farmer is making a sustainable living from growing quality coffee and selling it at a good price. The farmer is then able to invest back into his farm, while being secure and stable financially in the lean months. The investment the farmers are able to put back into their farms is representative of increased quality coffee and consistent production, which in turn is sustainable for the farmers roasting partners abroad.
Montana Coffee Traders donates a percentage of each pound sold to the dedication of conservation, education, and social programs in and around the Monteverde Cloud Forest of Costa Rica. Carefully harvested when fully ripe, Cafe Monteverde is a premium coffee grown in a Cloud Forest environment. The cool temperate Cloud Forest allows the coffee to ripen slowly, developing flavors that exhibit a bright, crisp liveliness with a clean, sweet, and mild cup. Hints of citrus are in the finish.
12oz earns 5%
5lbs earns 10%