Costa Rica: Coffea Diversa Coffee

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Coffea DiversaIf you were to visit any coffee farm, in any coffee producing country in the world, you'd notice that there is only one coffee botanical being grown in that farm, in other words, most coffee farms in the world are mono-varietal.

All of the arabica coffee grown commercially in the world today is originated from the C. arabica Typica and C. arabica Bourbon varieties. It is because of this that the genetic composition of almost all of the arabica coffee grown all over the world has almost no differentiation. The differences in coffee tastes are generated by the microclimates and geographic conditions where the coffee is grown but not because of the genetic composition of the coffee plant.

Coffea diversa has developed a completely different approach. This farm grows many different rare and exotic coffee botanical varieties and cultivars, it is in fact a multi-varietal farm.

Most of the varieties grown here you would not find anywhere else in the world, Coffea diversa is the only place growing them commercially.

The main reason why many of these rare and exotic coffee botanical varieties & cultivars are not grown commercially is an economic one; their generally extremely low yield and susceptibility to diseases which make them non attractive to coffee growers.

There is an untapped source of taste profiles given by coffee genetics in the form of the different rare and exotic botanical coffee varieties and cultivars. This source of taste profiles has not been available to the market and Coffea diversa wants, for the first time ever, make it available through Sea Island Coffee.

Coffea diversa has the largest private coffee variety collection in the world with about 200 botanical coffee varieties & cultivars so far. So, like in a conventional flower garden in which you find many types of plants producing many different types of flowers, at the Coffea diversa garden you will find many different types of rare coffee botanical varieties & cultivars, that's why it is said that Coffea diversa is not a coffee farm, it is a coffee garden...

Why the name Coffee diversa?.. because this is the name that most adequately reflects the nature of this garden, Coffea diversa are the latin words for: diversity of coffees, or coffee of many diverse varieties.

Bat Coffee

The Coffee Diversa plantation has a new and highly exciting coffee to add to its diverse range of coffees; Bat Coffee.

Artibeus Jamaicensis is the bat species found in the forests surrounding the Coffee Diversa coffee garden in Costa Rica.

The bats are feeding on the coffee cherries but, unlike the famous Kopi Luwak civet cats, the bats are too small to swallow the coffee cherries. The bat breaks the skin of the ripe cherries with its teeth, they then feed on the cherry pulp and lick the sugar-rich mucilage and thereby initiates the uniquely natural coffee processing method of the actual bean with the coffees being left on the tree and exposed to the sun as nature’s own way of drying the coffee. They are then handpicked and processed.

This is the first time, as far as we know, that this type of Bat Coffee has been offered anywhere in the world and as this coffee is so unique and rare we feel very fortunate to have it.


coffea-mapCoffea diversa is located in one of the remotest regions of Costa Rica. A region that is not traditionally known to produce coffee because geographically is so difficult to reach that just a few people have tried to grow coffee there. This region, however, has one of the best micro-climate, soils, and altitude to grow coffee in the world. The altitude range at the garden is 1200-1350 meters above sea level.

Coffea diversa garden enjoys a very particular micro-climate. Since it is very close to the top of the Talamanca Mountain Range in La Amistad International Park, it has the influence of both, the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean climates, a rare phenomenon that has an effect in the taste profile of its coffees.

Here are some of the characteristics of Coffea divera garden:

Single Estate Name:
Altitude :
Use of Shade Trees:
Total Rain per Year:

Processing Method:
Drying Method:
Flowering Period:
Harvesting Period:
Coffea diversa Garden
Biolley, Southern Costa Rica
1200-1350 meters above sea level
Yes, Cedar, Inga and Erytrina shade trees
Many, among them: Purpurascens, Montecristo, Geisha, Dilla Alghe 4100, Dilla Alghe 2742, Erecta, Villa Sarchi Jardinero etc.
No mucilage removal and natural processing
Vacuum packed 10 kg bags

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