Tirra Estate is located within the city of San Marcos, in the highland valley of Tarrazu. Sitting at elevations of 1500-1600 masl, the estate is owned by Coopetarrazu cooperative, and was purchased to conduct coffee research and microlot production. More than 60 percent of the 100ha farm is dedicated to the production of coffee.
The Tarrazu region is a rural community noted for its traditional values and leadership in growing fine coffees. Optimum soil and climate, paired with highly skilled and experienced producers, make for ideal cultivating conditions.
Coopetarrazu cooperative is located in the heart of the Tarrazu region and is dedicated to promoting environmentally sustainable farming practices in the community. Their recently implemented ‘Coffee, Culture, Quality of Life’ Sustainability plan tracks their environmental impact, and aims to implement better practices, and create a culture of environmental respect amongst members and children.
Through this program, Coopetarrazu offer free seeds and soil analyses to its members, allowing farmers to undertake reforestation and understand how topography and surrounding ecosystems impact their soil. Farmers are subsequently able to adjust their practices according to the specific soil needs. The cooperative also conduct education programs for community youth, focusing on the tracking of birds and insect populations, and the important role these species play in coffee production and ecosystem maintenance.
Coopetarrazu also support the work of seasonal migrants, through on-site housing and the organisation of festivals throughout the year that celebrate their indigenous cultural heritage.
Variety: Caturra, Catuai
Altitude: 1400-1500 MASL (Meters Above Sea Level)
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