Cost Rican Jaguar Coffee Beans
Our Costa Rica Jaguar wins a Silver Medal in Single Origin category at the 2016 Royal Sydney Coffee Awards.
Ironically, we also won a Gold Medal in this category for our esteemed Kenya.
What can we say about this popular coffee ?
Our customers love it, they keep coming back for more.
Order premium quality, 100% Arabica Costa Rican coffee from the highly regarded Jaguar Estate - a strictly hard bean (SHB) medium roast whole bean
This is a very special Grand-Cru selection exhibiting a wonderful tropical fruit finish and candy sweetness.
This coffee is from the San Diego mill rated as the most sustainable in Central America.
Costa Rica’s volcanic soils, mountainous terrain and plentiful rainfall provide ideal conditions for the cultivation of high-quality coffee beans.
Jaguar coffee beans are hulled from parchment that is 100% sundried in a greenhouse especially designed to cater to wet weather conditions, thus to ensure a better coffee quality.
This coffee is produced by the most sustainable coffee mill in Central America, San Diego Mill operated by Beneficios Volcafe.
Jaguar is an innovative brand designed by Jürgen Plate - a great coffee specialist and one of the coffee pioneers in the country.
His fluency in coffee blending, blend design, let to creation of ‘Jaguar,’ a name that commemorates Volcafe as a leading sponsor for the Jaguar Conservation Program in Costa Rica.
For the last few years, the availability of Costa Rican coffees has reduced significantly and prices have spiked upwards into expensive territory.
As at April 2020 new crop Costa Ricans have risen significantly in price again - partly due to the fallen Aussie Dollar, but also because there is less crop harvested and sellers (farmers and exporters) are asking top dollar for their coffees.
Many Australian import brokers and traders are reducing or scaling back on their sourcing of Costa Rican coffees - yes, they have prized acidity, high quality and well prepared, but the prices are just eye watering.
We have made a decision to also scale back - for the last 10 years we have always had at least three(3) Costa Rican coffees always available in our store, but now this is being rationalized to just one offering - and we think it's pretty good !
Prices of raw coffees have risen by around +20% for the 2020 crop.
This is from our broker's Grand Cru selection and a high scoring coffee.
Costa Rican coffees are more difficult to source and really expensive, so we have focused our sourcing on a great farm that has been delivering sensational coffees to us for many years.