Coffee in the Clouds
Known as the Land of the Saints, Santa María de Dota is not only beautiful, it's ideal for specialty coffee cultivation. Sheltered by the Pacific Basin Range, the weather here is calm and predictable—seven months of rain reliably transition into five months of summer. Cloud forests and virgin springs provide plenty of moisture, and volcanic soils feed the coffee trees. Slopes are steep and altitudes are high—up to 1,900 meters ASL—leading to slow maturation and deeply flavorful beans.