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Farms in the Dominican Republic are typically small – on average less than 3 hectares & although much of the coffee is cultivated organically,many farms are not officially certified. Our coffee is 100% shade grown under a canopy of pine, macadamia and guava
This coffee comes from the Barahona region, located along the southwestern shores of the Caribbean Sea in the Dominican Republic. In this unique coffee growing region, at elevations ranging from 600 to 1,100 masl, some of the country’s finest coffees are grown. In Barahona there are currently 12,000 hectares of coffee grown in 4 municipalities with 2600 growers. The extreme diversity of the island’s microclimates, topography & constant humid conditions, means coffee is picked almost all year round, although the peak harvest period takes place from November to May, peaking in April around the Semana Santa (Holy Week) festival.