Coffee grower, Oscar Madrigal Chacón grew up amongst coffee trees in the hills and mountains of Santa Maria de Dota in Tarrazu. He inherited a love for coffee growing from his parents and grandparents.
Today, Don Oscar owns four coffee farms in Carrizal, León Cortés, Tarrazú and Dota which are great examples of how coffee farming can be used to promote biodiversity. Don Oscar’s coffee is shade grown under native shade trees like poró and avocado and he uses only organic fertilisers.
Ripe coffee cherries are picked, sorted and pulped to remove the skins of the cherries. The coffee is then washed to remove the mucilage, the sticky fruit of the cherry which surrounds the bean. Finally the washed cherries are dried, sorted and graded.