Farm: Lomas Al Rio
Number of Farmers: 1
Varietals: Caturra and Catuai
We cannot say enough about Grace Mena. Not only is she an amazing women, coffee professional, and producer, she is also our main exporter for Central America as a whole. Lomas Al Rio, Dona Grace’s internationally acclaimed, award-winning, micro mill was one of the first micro-mills in Costa Rica. Dona Grace not only creates coffees of the highest quality for us, but after more than 20 years in the coffee industry, is also thought to be responsible for the “Micro-Mill Revolution” or micro-lot, traceable, sustainable, high quality coffee in Costa Rica.
Not only is Dona Grace the president of three companies (Deli Café, Lomas al Rio, and Natures Best Coffee) she is also on the board of directors at the Costa Rican Institute of Coffee (ICAFE), founding member of the Costa Rican Association of Specialty Coffees of Costa Rica (SCACR), acting Director for the International Women’s in Coffee Alliance (IWCA) and president of the Alianza Internacional de Mujeres en Costa Rica (International Alliance of Women in Costa Rica – AMCCR).
With such a long history in coffee, we at Temple Coffee are privileged and honored to be able to work with such an amazing women.