The criteria used to select a specific Community to become part of our ❝Community Program❞ is based on targeting places where we find distinct cup profiles and also farmers who are committed to growing and picking at outstanding levels of professionalism. Only perfectly picked ripped cherries can enter our Community Program and the farmers who are committed with these levels of demands get the sweet economic rewards of their extra efforts. The cluster of farmers that we work within each community is small and this allows us to provide complete traceability. For the most part, our community coffees are fully washed process, but we also process some using honey methods. Some of the communities that have performed well year after year are: Santa Cruz, La Cuesta, Frailes, Palmichal, Bustamante, and Aserrí.
Micro-lots and special processes from Palmichal Micro Mill
At Palmichal we have a state of the art micro-mill that has been under constant improvement since it was first built in 2015. Our goal is to enhance the already very high quality of some of the top farms that we work with, through alternative processing methods. We are always experimenting in order to find the best process for each varietal and farm in order to maximize the complexity in each coffee. Our processes include all grades of honey, naturals, and several anaerobic fermentation types. For more information don’t hesitate to contact us, or visit: http://www.palmichalmicromill.com/
Ceca has long-lasting relationships with the majority of mills (and micro-mills) in Costa Rica, giving us the ability to supply even the most specific coffee needs. With our structure, we are able to provide solutions for small roasters, importers, and producers connecting great coffees with great people. Costa Rica is one of the leading countries in the field of innovation and working closely with so many amazing producers had allowed us to contribute our share and elevate their quality and relationships worldwide.