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Climate / Geography
Costa Rica is a region that is not traditionally known to produce coffee due to its geography, being so difficult to reach only 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.
- Country: Costa Rica
- Altitude: 1200 metres
- Method: Fully washed
Geisha, one of the Ethiopian wild coffee varieties, is an ancient and very rare coffee variety. It has been transported to Costa Rica, close to the Panamanian border, to an incredibly special plantation that grows the largest number of different coffee varieties in the world. Coffea Diversa has pioneered the botanical garden approach to coffee cultivation in which aspect the estate remains unique. Whereas most coffee farms in the world are mono-varietal, Coffea Diversa has developed a completely different approach. The estate grows many different rare and exotic coffee botanical varieties and cultivars, it is in fact a multi-varietal farm. You can not find most of the varieties grown here 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 are not grown commercially is that their generally extremely low yield and susceptibility to diseases make them unattractive to most coffee growers. 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...