Concentrated red cherry and lemon highlights with cocoa and cinnamon on the finish. Lively and dynamic.
Don Rodrigo Vargas represents the fourth generation from the Vargas family to produce coffee at the Doka Estate and he currently oversees all Doka production. The farm is located at 4,430 – 4,790 feet in altitude and is adjacent to the Poás Volcano in Sabanilla de Alajuela. Poás is the largest volcanic crater in the world. The soil is incredibly fertile here, the landscape is breathtaking and the wildlife is abundant and diverse, particularly the avian communities. While visiting Doka we have witnessed rare sightings of mating pairs of Scarlet Macaws, charms of hummingbirds and vast clusters of Monarch butterflies.
We have purchased this coffee from the Vargas Family since 1996. Our twenty-three year direct trade relationship with the Vargas Family and the Doka Estate coffee is not only among the very first direct trade relationships in specialty coffee, it is also one of the longest lived.
Your purchase of the Doka helps support our annual financial contribution to the The Doka Daycare Center in Alajuela, Costa Rica. Doka Daycare supports children of farming families between the ages of 3 – 12 through their educational, medical, nutritional and teaching programs. We believe that we can improve all of our lives by working to support the individuals and families who produce all of our coffees.
This coffee has won our hearts year after year. Doka has also had the honor of having been recognized at the Sinter Café Cupping Competition as the First Place Winner dating back to 2000. If you will be traveling to Costa Rica, plan to visit the Doka Estate for a tour of the farm. Tell them Barrington Coffee sent you!
We also offer this coffee as our rich and seductive dark roast French. Try them both to experience the different flavors and qualities brought out by our meticulous light and dark roast treatments.
After repose, we seal this coffee in Grain-Pro barrier packaging in Costa Rica and then send on its way to our Roastery where we preserve the green coffee under hermetic seal until it is roasted as part of our Barrington Green Seal Program© .
Here are some Images from Barth’s visit to the farm.