SHB is a classification in Costa Rica that stands for "Strictly Hard Bean", this simply means that the coffee is grown at or above an altitude of 4,000 feet. The higher elevation causes the coffee to mature and grow at a slower pace, which provides time for more flavors and complexities to develop.

This particular coffee comes from the high mountains located in the North of the Central Valley (Heredia).

The weather conditions for the Deredia coffee in Heredia make it easy to produce high quality Arabica strictly hard beans. Summer and winter seasons are well defined and there is a good distribution of rain during the winter season. The volcanic soil has a high content of organic material. The cherries from the Deredia brand are depulped and then naturally fermented for about six hours, using clean water. The coffee is milled at Beneficio Libertad, which received recognition for proper environmental and health conditions. This coffee is grown by Cooperativa de Caficultores de Heredia which was founded in 1961 and is now home to 1,100 producers.


Cupping Notes: Notes of dark chocolate and caramel - roasted full medium

Available by the pound, in 5 Lb bags, or for our best price a 25 Lb box

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