Costa Rica Doka Est. Organic & Fair Trade
This blonde roast comes from the Guancaste Mountain region of Costa Rica. With an Organic and Fair-trade Certification it is one of the highest quality coffee's found in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica.
Douglas Coffee RoastersSeattle in the 1960’s was a unique place for those interested in the coffee culture. New roasters were appearing, coffee shops were popping up, and an industry was reborn. Our roots start with Leo Douglas, the founder of our company. He moved to Seattle in the 1960’s and worked for a company then called Continental Coffee. As he created connections throughout the North West he expanded his knowledge of the coffee world and understood this was a burgeoning industry.
With a desire to return home to Salt Lake City, he packed his bags and his connections to some of the finest coffees the North West had to offer. Upon his return to Utah he began importing the coffee world of Seattle to the Salt Lake Area. As the population of Salt Lake grew, so did the demand for coffee. Leo soon moved his operation out of his garage in the foothills to a small warehouse just South of Salt Lake City.
Our operation has grown just like the city around us. Holding on the to the past is important to us, but so is moving forward with our goals and dreams. We have evolved as a company to offer only the finest in coffees from around the world.
Coffee production has played a key role in Costa Rica's history and continues to be important to the country's economy.
In 2006, coffee was Costa Rica's number three export, after being the number one cash crop export for several decades. In 1997, the agriculture sector employed 28 percent of the labor force and comprised 20 percent of Costa Rica's total GNP. Production increased from 158,000 tons in 1988 to 168,000 tons in 1992. The largest growing areas are in the provinces of San José, Alajuela, Heredia, Puntarenas, and Cartago. The coffee is exported to other countries in the world and is also exported to cities in Costa Rica.