La Pira farm was first sown 50 years ago by Carlos father, Gilberto Urena, which was known as PIRO, there for the name of the farm. After inheriting the family farm, Carlos worked for many years as a certified organic coffee producer but because of the very high costs has returned to working with sustainable production methods.
La Pira uses a unique system for Costa Rica where sheep are used to graze in the coffee farm to control weeds and has eliminated the need for herbicides. Sheep do not eat coffee leaves like goats or other animals and have the benefit of fertilizing the coffee trees as they walk and eat in the farm.
Well known as an exceptionally clean and sweet coffee.
The farm is located on the Dota Valley, were the changes in the climate gives ideal temperatures for the production of an excellent quality coffee. Email – [email protected]
|Farm Name||La Pira|
|Farmer/Rep.||La Pira de Dota S.A|
|Size (30kg boxes)||35|
|City||Santa Maria de Dota|
|Program||Costa Rica 2012|
|Aroma/Flavor||AROMA: milk chocolate raisin honey lime zest,FLAVOR: grapes red apple passion fruit blueberry|
|Acidity||red cherry red grapefruit lively crisp|
|Other||agave sweetness chocolate and honey aftertaste refined balanced|
|Processing system||mechanical process sun dried|
|Coffee Growing Area||7|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2282|
|High bidders||Silo Coffee Store|