Our farm

More than just a coffee farm .  .  .

 

 

Finca Cristina is a family farm with a small-scale mill and roaster located on the south slopes of the Irazú volcano. Volcanic soils, high elevation and moderate temperatures produce a well-balanced cup of coffee with good acidity and body.

 

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When you talk about a coffee farm, the first thing that probably enters your mind are images of a vast monoculture plantation, with all the coffee plants in tidy rows along the contours of the hillsides.

 

 

On Finca Cristina though, growing coffee involves a totally different concept in which our farm is more like a natural habitat than a monoculture. The coffee plants on our farm are one important piece of an ecosystem which we have been working hard to encourage and maintain.

 

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Apart from the coffee growing under the shade of the Erythrina trees, there is a whole mix of wild flowers, insects, birds and many more living organisms which all play a very important role in making Café Cristina a superb quality.