Like many coﬀee producers, Diego Hidalgo grew up on the farm that he owns today. While his father was busy growing and selling the family’s coﬀee to local cooperative “Coopedota”, Diego was coming of age, and in 2011 he set out for the USA with dreams of providing a stable future for his family. It was here, in the specialty coﬀee-houses of the US, Diego saw a potential for success in the farm - if he could produce coﬀee of high enough quality to sell directly to specialty roasters around the world. Diego returned to the town of Santa Maria de Dota and invested all of his savings back into the farm, reorganizing farm management to help produce the highest quality possible and purchasing the necessary equipment to process all of the harvest himself. This particular oﬀering is a special picking from the section of farm Diego calls “El Quetzal.” Light as a feather, and magic in the morning!
HARVESTED: Spring 2019
LOCATION: Santa Maria de Dota, Costa Rica
TASTES LIKE: lemon-lime soda, honey, graham cracker
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