Our Story

Why Javataza Coffee?

If you get a bang from a shrill screeching sound, you are looking for a high acidity, unbalanced, dense, bitter, hard coffee bean from high elevations. You don’t want Javataza coffee. If your taste is for low, flat, grassy, unintelligible, (just to say you had coffee) experience, you are looking for a soft, unbalanced, tasteless bean from low elevations. You don’t want Javataza coffee. Whereas Javataza coffee is the premium, full bodied, distinctive brew that without mistake tells your palate where it comes from; the balanced notes that harmoniously echo from the back of your tongue tell you that it comes from a moderately dense bean that has had the privilege to be developed in a combination of micro-climates, intense biodiversity, sustainable husbandry, abundant rainfall, and year round sunshine that can only come from being in the universe at the right place at the right time, topped off with a profile, state of the art roasting process. If you like the way that sounds, you want Javataza coffee!

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cup of classLiving in the foothills of the Chirripo Mountain in southern Costa Rica, and being Coffee growers alongside our tico neighbors, where in the shade of the banana trees; discussions, always end up revolving around the challenges, frustrations and the inspiration of some new break through in our main source of livelihood; coffee. Having had the privilege over the years to discover and cup many fine coffees from around the world we became convinced that there is no reason that we need to be selling our delicious product to International Companies for them to reduce our coffees to making blends with, being certain that our coffee would stand alone if put to the test in the world market of specialty coffee.

Six years ago we launched out in a new, exciting journey for us coffee growers from the General Valley in Southern Costa Rica in an unprecedented cooperative effort to take our coffees direct to the grueling, unforgiving world marketplace.

What we were convinced of has been clearly confirmed across the globe! In less than 4 years from our initial marketplace offering we have been selling all our specialty coffee direct. We are humbled to have our coffees in demand from over 20 countries in the world, everywhere from the U.S. to Asia, Europe, Canada and the Middle East to name a few.

Folks from all over cannot but help appreciate the distinctive, superior flavor, and pleasurable experience, this 100% pure coffee leaves in their palate. The diverse micro-climates, intense biodiversity, abundant rainfall, year round sunshine, and sustainable husbandry all join forces in a triumphant march to produce the full bodied, balanced, fruity, and inarguably best coffee in the world that begs to be enjoyed as is; straight from the field, just like the country it comes from; Costa Rica. 100% Natural, no artificial ingredients

Needless to say traceability, sustainability, state of the art roasting and processing are very important issues to javataza as we seek to jealously guard our Cup of Class. With hands on monitoring and communicating directly with the farmer, and by improving growing methods, we are creating a very sustainable platform to produce these premium coffees.

The best experience that can be achieved from a social beverage is javataza’s commitment to you. With the javataza team, quality becomes a reality, creating a culture of excellence that reaches from the grower to the consumer.

This fine product that you are now contemplating carries the guarantee seal of our commitment to you. Our guarantee is that you will not be disappointed and that you will be back!


Our Roasting Operation

coffee roastingJavataza´s primary objective is to discover the unique flavor of a coffee bean to realize its potential. Weather, soil, elevation, and husbandry are the environmental conditions, which determine the characteristics of coffee beans. These conditions, or the combination of these conditions, are unique to a particular region. These factors are fundamental to the selection of a bean crop and it is important to recognize their impact on cup quality.

We obtain a broad knowledge of the environmental conditions through hands on monitoring and communicating directly with our growers. This includes all procedures of harvesting and processing and training for better growing methods and improved working conditions, along with the financial incentives of Fair Trade.
We provide fresh roasted beans to coffee shops, restaurants and grocery stores that focus on serving a premium coffee. With increased customer awareness on coffee quality, a large percentage of operators have begun to realize that a great cup of coffee can go a long way in setting their establishment apart. To many customers, a good cup of coffee is as much a natural accompaniment to a good meal as a fine wine.
Our roasting operation is small and local with capacity to service a fairly broad U.S. market. We only roast as orders come in from our distribution centers and local markets so our coffee gets delivered as freshly as it can possibly get.
As a Coffee Roaster, Wholesaler, Javataza offers the following:

  1. Full service whole bean to fracpack
  2. private labeling.
  3. Technical support, in general business, operations, and marketing.
  4. The highest quality coffee in the industry, with blend compatibility.
  5. Consistency in quality and service.
  6. K-cups

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Who We Are

who3Javataza Coffee Company is a humble little local coffee roasting company that began with a simple vision of helping growers in Central America achieve a consistent price for their coffee. Two of Javataza´s owners grew up in Costa Rica raising coffee so they are keenly aware of all the challenges involved in growing and marketing coffee.

Our focus has primarily been purchasing coffee from families in mission outposts throughout Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica. A common chorus we hear each year is; “can you please buy more coffee from us, can you please help out my brother in law he would also like to sell to Javataza so he can have a consistent price, what about my neighbor can you please do something for him?”

Hearing that cry again and again is what drives us on every year as we set out to reach new customers and retail clients with our fair trade and sustainably grown specialty coffees.

OUR SERVICESfinding pleasure in the daily grind

Full coffee service from whole bean, to fracpack

Private label programs

Specialty coffee roasting

Custom blend and roast development

Fractional packaging and k-cups

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Javataza is NOT another charity organization looking for free handouts for the grower. Rather it employs a value added business model to create sustainable farming practices for the national growers

We view the growers as business people who deserve to be treated with dignity and take great pride in the system we have developed at Javataza to give them a higher return



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Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; SERVING THE LORD; rejoicing in hope; instant in prayer; distributing to the necessity of saints; (Romans 12:11-12)