Did you know that the specialty coffee segment is the most rapidly growing portion of the coffee industry? In the U.S., specialty coffee has increased its market share from 1% to 20% in the last 25 years. Furthermore, according to the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), in 2014 42 % of 25-39 year olds said they drink specialty coffee daily. And the numbers are rising.
Specialty coffees are grown in special and ideal climates, and produced by people who determinedly work to continually make quality their highest priority, keeping focus on great standards and excellence from start to finish. Costa Rica places around 80% of its beans as a differentiated product within the niches of specialty coffees.
At Roblesabana, we look for, obtain and offer only specialty coffees. Our specialty coffees have unique flavors and tastes, which are the result of the special characteristics and composition of the rich Costa Rican soils in which they are produced. Our farmers put their best efforts and dedication in refining and perfecting the highest quality coffee in the world.
Additionally, our coffees are sourced under Direct Trade, personally obtained and selected straight from the farm, looking for new flavors, processes and varieties that Costa Rican producers offer but are rarely accessible directly to consumers. Direct Trade’s main object is to connect producers with consumers, closing the coffee trading chain and reducing costs for the final consumer, while paying a fair price for every coffee bag directly to the producer.
And here it is where you, the coffee lover, completes the lifecycle of the specialty coffee bean when you learn, look for and choose the quality of a specialty coffee. You demonstrate not only a commitment to a higher standard of quality of taste and flavor but also a commitment to a higher standard of living for every person who contributed in its production. At Roblesabana, we have also pledge our compromise to a more sustainable industry and world.
Now, we invite you to find your specialty coffee at Roblesabana and start making a difference for you and for the world.