Costa Rica's
OROSI
AREA
Coffee

The fertile lands of the Orosi Valley and its magnificent climate help grow a smooth coffee, with a cup of balanced acidity, body and aroma. The influence of the weather results in a large, very homogenous cherry that can appear intensely green or show a bluish tinge.

This is one of Costa Rica’s oldest regions and among its treasures stands a colonial temple, in use since 1743. Orosi lies in a valley 40 kilometers (25 miles) of San José. Its coffee tradition goes back over 100 years, and the community has developed around this economic activity.

Privately protected forests and national parks cover the highest parts of Orosi’s mountains, so that the area maintains its original climatic characteristics without alterations produced by human development. Orosi and its surrounding communities (Cachí and Paraíso), have a particular climate that is affected by both the Pacific and Atlantic watersheds.

The rainy season is usually between May and November, with an average of 210 wet days, which makes this a particularly rainy area. The dry season extends from December to April.

Orosi produces natural processed coffee in farms that are located at altitudes of 1,000 to 1,400 meters (3,280 to 4,593 feet); Cachí between 1,000 and 1,300 meters (3,280 to 4,265 feet) and Paraíso from 1,200 to 1,350 meters (3,937 to 4,429 feet) above sea level, on highly fertile soils of volcanic origin.