Country Costa Rica
Region of origin
Location (lat/lon)
9°39’7.07″N / 84° 0’56.95″W
Altitude range
from 1,200 to 2,000 m above sea level
Average annual rainfall
2,000 mm per year and m2
Harvest Period
normally from December through February
Average annual production
Taste characteristics San Rafael RZ has a rich flavor and medium-high body combined with an intense aroma and a sharp aciditiy
Visual characteristics Even, close bean cut
Coffee type Arabica, washed, machine-dried
Special varieties or types Caturra, Catuai
Screen size Over 16


Due south of San José you will find the majestic mountains of Tarrazú. Sheltered between the Pacific Coast, the Central Valley and the high peaks of the country´s central mountain range, Tarrazú is one of the world’s most famous coffee growing regions. This magnificent area, fondly known as the Area of the Saints, is considered to yield the most superb Strictly Hard Bean coffees in Costa Rica, grown at altitudes between 3,650 to 5,900 feet.

The rich volcanic soil, the high altitude, as well as the perfect combination of sunlight, temperature, and precipitation provide the essential components to produce an exceptional coffee.

International cuppers have recognized San Rafael RZ Tarrazú during its 150 years of existence as the best coffee of the Tarrazú region. This cup exemplifies a true Tarrazú with its deep aroma, vibrant and lemony acidity and smooth finish.