La Pira farm was first sown 50 years ago by Carlos’ father, Gilberto Urena, which was known as “PIRO” there for the name of the farm. After inheriting the family farm, Carlos worked for many years as a certified organic coffee producer but because of the very high costs has returned to working with sustainable production methods. La Pira uses a unique system for Costa Rica where sheep are used to graze in the coffee farm to control weeds and has eliminated the need for herbicides. Sheeps do not eat coffee leaves like goats or other animals and have the benefit of fertilizing the coffee trees as they walk and eat in the farm. Well known as an exceptionally clean and sweet coffee. The farm is located on the Dota Valley, were the changes in the climate gives ideal temperatures for the production of an excellent quality coffee. Email -

Farm Information
  • Farm Name
    La Pira
  • Farmer
    Carlos Ureña Ceciliano
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Lot Information
  • Year
  • Processing System
    Mechanical Washed
  • Variety
    Villalobos Caturra
  • Overall
    creamy mouthfeel, almond aftertaste, long lingering aftertaste, very stable
  • Aroma / Flavor
    orange, citric, caramel, sweet lime, maple, cinnamon, fruity floral chocolate cocoa spicy almonds, blueberry apple
  • Acidity
    citric- juicy very bright, tangy, sparkling, tart

Los Santos, Costa Rica