Don Eli Natural
PRODUCER DON ELI
ELEVATION 2100 masl
TASTE brown sugar, raisin, caramel
RECOMMENDED BREW METHOD
Today, Carlos and his entire family are deeply involved at Don Eli Coffee farm. They have worked to produce coffee for CoopeDota in the past, which is one of Costa Rica’s largest Co-Ops, for over 20 years.
In 2020, this is the first year for Don Eli Coffee farm to begin dry milling and doing the final preparation of their own coffees for export. This is an exciting as now the coffee is entirely processed by the family led team on their own micro mill, solar drying greenhouses, and now dry mill. In this way every step can be paid close and careful attention particularly by Carlos in the harvest, Jacob in the mill and drying, and Marianela is the cupping room where everyone participates in the final tasting and approval.
But during the harvest year of 2014 to 2015, Carlos and his family took a big step, the micro mill project. It was their first year producing coffee out of their micro-mill. Micro-mills are smaller production mills, owned and operated by the coffee producers, rather than the large Co-Ops. This way they can regulate their own coffee, focus on innovative processing methods and ensure quality in each coffee bean. They were leaving the mass production concept behind to uphold the “quality over quantity” mindset. Buyers from around the world took note in that year’s exceptional harvest and the rest was history.