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Costa Rica El Tigre SHB EP

Our single estate Costa Rica El Tigre is a Vournas Coffee Trading exclusive, and a long-standing company favorite aptly named after our mascot and logo. Our Costa Rica El Tigre is graded SHB/EP and produced by two wonderful, multi-generation coffee familias. The farms are located northeast of Costa Rica’s capital city San Jose, high up in the volcanic mountains of Heredia and Barva. This area is also part of Costa Rica’s famed Central Valley coffee growing region.

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Qualities, Characteristics
& Brew Methods

Crisp, clean, bright acidity, with notes of lemon tart citrus and a slight hint of toasted almond nuttiness in the finish.

The Costa Rica El Tigre is comprised of mostly catuai, caturra and typica varietals. It is washed and wet milled on site at the family’s private mill in Barva, and either sun dried or mechanically dried depending on weather and precipitation. The dried beans are safely stored in the parchment until the exact time it’s ready to ship. Then and only then is the parchment removed and the coffee prepped and sorted for export. Keeping the parchment on the green up until its point of export helps to retain moisture content, preserve acidity and protect unique varietal and farming characteristics, all of which are reflected in our cupping and quality scores.

We are very proud to say that we have been working with this Costa Rican family estate for 25 years. In that time we have built a wonderful, long-term relationship that provides us with the opportunity to market their fantastic coffee to our roasters.


Coffee Origin

Central Valley

Single Estate Grower

3,000 – 5,000 ft (900 - 1500m)

Oct - Feb

Spot Inventory

Annex, West Coast


Continental, East Coast


Forward / Afloat Availability

Annex, West Coast

ETA Mar. '24


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Shipping Information & Policy

Customers can choose which warehouse location is most convenient for them and arrange for their own pickup and delivery of their coffee, or we can make these arrangements for you. Coffee is generally shipped 10 bags to a pallet.

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Place your order at (805) 379-5252 or email using the online form. New customers are required to pay in advance with credit card or bank wire transfer prior to shipment of coffee.

Product Shipment

If the warehouse receives all the paperwork, including BOL if we handle shipping, before 11 AM PST the product usually ships out the next day.

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