National Coffee Day! Costa Rica Single Origin Tasting
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Celebrate National Coffee Day with the release of Caffe Luxxe’s latest single origin coffee, COSTA RICA VARA BLANCA, hand-selected in Costa Rica by our roasting team!
From 1pm-3pm at our Montana Ave location (925 Montana Ave, Santa Monica CA 90403), join us for a casual meet and greet, with complimentary tastings of the Costa Rica Vara Blanca. Meet our master roaster, who will guide you through our recent sourcing trip, sharing stories about the wonderful people, beautiful places, and (of course) delicious coffees! You’ll be delighted to learn more about our sourcing practices: how we develop real, sustainable relationships with coffee producers; ensure farms get paid a fair price; and all the work that goes into finding extraordinary coffees. You’ll also get a first taste of this special coffee, where we’ll share the flavors and aromas that make it so unique.
Plus, enjoy a free drink with every bag purchase of the Costa Rica Vara Blanca, all day at all 3 Caffe Luxxe Locations:
Montana Ave – 925 Montana Ave, Santa Monica CA 90403
Brentwood Country Mart – 225 26th St, Santa Monica CA 90402
Malibu – 22333 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu CA 90265
About The Coffee
At Caffe Luxxe, exploring the origins of our coffee is an important step in genuinely understanding our product, and appreciating the tremendous amount of work and care that takes place at the farm level. We seek out opportunities to visit our farmer partners as often as possible.
Caffe Luxxe’s roasting team recently traveled to Costa Rica to hand select our latest single origin coffee sourced from CoopeDota, the world’s first certified carbon-neutral coffee farm co-op located in Dota, a subregion known for its high quality coffee within the larger Tarrazú region of San Jose.
Featuring a sweet aroma of chocolate, honey and citrus and a juicy, floral flavor profile of stone fruit and milk chocolate, this medium-bodied coffee presents a crisp, bright and balanced acidity and a clean, lingering finish.
Also available for purchase online starting 9/29 (with free shipping available through the end of September): https://www.caffeluxxe.com/shop/coffee
“In many cases, people only focus on the final step of a coffee’s journey: The coffee in our cup. But as a coffee professional and a roaster, having a strong connection to coffee origins is incredibly important for us at Caffe Luxxe. Developing a genuine relationship with the people who produce our coffees firsthand, as well as working with farmers who ensure responsible and fair labor practices and social mobility for their workers, all serves to make us better stewards of the coffee we serve every day.” -Ryan Mahlstedt, Caffe Luxxe Head Roaster
About The Farm
Founded in 1960, CoopeDota sells roasted coffee for national consumption, operates a coffee shop and hardware store, and offers guided tours of their coffee farms. Members have access to wet and dry milling services, yet the outreach extends far beyond processing: Coffee by-products are used to fuel the mechanical drying guardiolas and water use during processing is reduced by using eco-pulpers. The cooperative manages trash pickup in the city of Santa Maria de Dota, and has been able to repurpose waste into renewable forms of energy.
More single origin coffees from CoopeDota will be available from Caffe Luxxe in months to come.