Meet the farmer
This year our El Perezoso lots are coming from Coopro Naranjo located in the west Valley. This co-op has 2,000 members. They offer a micro lot program since 2006 that producers can join. They receive agronomy and processes training and support, but they then need to fulfill the requirements of the Coop for
their coffee to be considered as Micro Lot.
Producers get an advance of Colones 110,000 in cash for their Micro lots.
These coffees are delivered directly to the co-op, the other coffees (blends, commercial quality) are delivered to
one of the 47 receiving centers. Most of it is as cherries.
The range of producers they are working with is
quite big and diverse. At the Co-op, the Micro lots are dried on African beds. Yellow honeys are transported in water
to the table (reason why they are classified as yellow honeys according to the co-op standards). The lots are not
moved during the first night and then moved every 20 min.
It takes 10 to 12 days to dry the honeys and 18 for the
The region is structured by ‘Lomas’ which are hills. The Loma program gathers specialty quality beans to create regional tailor-made lots for customers.
Because of the small size of the harvest this year, the
co-op had to get coffees from a few Lomas (hills) to produce the lots for Falcon. That allowed them to continue committing to the same volume despite the harvest difficulties the producers have been coping with this year.