Alvaro’s One-Stop Coffee Shop

For the perfect cup of coffee, look no further than Alvaro’s farm where he farms sugar cane and coffee. He farms economical, sustainable, and high-quality coffee in the heart of the San Luis Valley of Costa Rica without coffee house prices.

  • The coffee grown on Finca de Alvaro, or Alvaro’s farm, is either sold to the local community in San Luis or to tourists, not exported.
  • Darker roasts do not have the most caffeine per cup. The lighter the roast, the more caffeine there will be in a cup.


  • Coffee plants only last about 3-4 years, and are completely cycled out of production after about 5-6 years.
  • Alvaro’s farm uses a sugar cane mill called a “trapiche” that has been on his property for over 100 years. It pulls sugar cane juice from sugar cane stalks which is then dehydrated and granulated.

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