Mario Salazar - Costa Rica
Mario Salazar - Costa Rica
Mario Salazar - Costa Rica
Mario Salazar - Costa Rica
Mario Salazar - Costa Rica

Mario Salazar - Costa Rica

Regular price $20.40
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Coffee, Costa Rica, Espresso, Filter Coffee, Orange

Plum | Dried Strawberry | Butterscotch

Starting Parameters: 19.5g in | 33-36 seconds | 39g out

*note above parameters were created using an 18g VST basket on an espresso machine set to 8.5 bars of pressure
  • Country: Costa Rica
  • Region: West Valley
  • Elevation: 1,700 meters above sea level
  • Farmers: Salazar Family
  • Varietals: Caturra and Catuai

Mario's farm is on a north-facing slope in the mountains above the West Valley in Costa Rica. There, his family has been growing Villa Sarchi, Caturra, and Catuai for 40 years. His family had sold their freshly harvested coffee cherries to cooperatives in the area, but began selling them at a higher price to Ricardo Perez's Helsar de Zarcero mill in 2009. He built his own mill and drying beds for the 2013 harvest to add more value to his coffee and receive a higher share of the final export price. Unfortunately, heavy winds destroyed his small mill in 2015. The West Valley is known for its high winds, and Mario is certainly not the first farmer to experience damage from them. He decided not to rebuild his mill and has refocused his efforts on planting new coffee trees and rejuvenating his farm. This is now our 9th year purchasing coffee from his farm, and we are happy to say it's as sweet as ever.

Want to learn more about our new bag and flavour profile categories? Click here!


We want to draw your attention to a subtle change on our labels, all of our labels now include both filter and espresso symbols.  The reason for this is simple:  all of our coffees have been prepared so that they are well suited to any brewing method.  Different brewing methods will highlight different aspects of our coffees, making each brew unique.  We will continue to classify any coffees we deem especially suited for brewing espresso.

You may also like