Coffee in Costa Rica was introduced in 1779, coming from the Antilles and Cuba, and grown in the
Meseta Central, an area that includes the country’s capital, San Jose, and perfect for growing
coffee. In fact, the climate is humid with annual precipitation between 2000 and 3000 mm and temperatures between
three 17 and 28°C, and the soil is very fertile and rich in minerals given the presence of the two active volcanoes of
Poas and Irazu.
The first plantations of which we have knowledge date back to 1816, thanks to information made
arrive from Don Félix Velarde, a Catholic missionary in the Church of Escazú and the first coffee farmer
of the country.