Harmony de Dota is a small family farm of about four hectares situated in the Santa Maria district of Dota in Costa Rica’s San Jose province. The farm is owned and operated by Guillermo Fallas Mata along with his wife Merlyn and their three children, and sits at 1,700 meters above sea level in loamy soil. Guillermo nicknamed this particular lot of Harmony de Dota “Balance of Family” to reflect the importance of a holistic approach to cultivation not only on the farm, but also within the home.
This lot of Red Catuaí coffee was dried in the popular Costa Rican style called honey process, where varying levels of mucilage, or fruit matter, are left on the coffee bean during drying to accentuate sweetness. In this instance, the process is referred to as “red honey” due to the presence of nearly all of the fruit mucilage on the seed and the deep maroon color the coffee parchment takes on after drying. This special selection is one of the Mata family’s nano-lots, with only 15 export bags produced—accounting for about a quarter of the farm’s annual production—and we’re excited to be able to offer it to Joe Coffee drinkers. In the cup, we find notes of poached pear, hazelnut, and dark honey.
OriginSanta Maria de Dota, Tarrazu, Costa Rica
ProducerGuillermo Fallas Mata