Country Costa Rica
Region of origin
Sourced primarily from the Palmichal
Location (lat/lon)
9°50’23.10″N / 84°12’9.77″W
Altitude range
from 1,200 to 1,600 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 A very nice and creamy coffee with a sound, nicely balanced flavor and a spicy and rich aroma;  brilliant, sharp acidity.
Visual characteristics Strictly hard bean, close bean cut
Coffee type Arabica, washed, machine-dried
Special varieties or types Caturra, Catuai
Screen size 70% over screen 17


From the cloudy region of the Palmichal rainforest comes our Romelia coffee. This region, bordering the historic zone of Tarrazú, is famous for its unique acidity.

Manuel Rojas Arias was the pioneer coffee grower in the Palmichal region located on the western slopes of the Escazú Mountains. Many farmers observed the success Don Manuel had with coffee and began to convert their sugar plantations into coffee farms. At Don Manuel’s death, he left his farms to his only sister, Romelia. Thanks to her strength and perseverance, Doña Romelia was able to sustain the quality of her farm’s coffee.

Manuel Rojas also happens to be the founder of Beneficio Palmichal, which he opened in November of 1933. In this same year Don Manuel received and processed 5,025 bags of SHB coffee of such superb quality that he claimed the best prices in Costa Rica.

Romelia provides a cup with spicy aroma, vibrant acidity and rich body.