Pre-Order: Costa Rica Don Cayito
Limited Release
Order now and your coffee will roast and ship by

This is a pre-order! Coffee will roast next on Monday November 11th! Any items purchased with a pre-order of this coffee will be held to ship together.

Tasting Notes: Lemonade, Iced Tea, Syrupy Sugars

This ultra rare Typica Mejorado varietal is one of our favorite discoveries from our trips to Costa Rica over the years. At finca Don Cayito, the Luis Calderón and his family strive for excellence in their coffees, which shows, as they just were awarded the 2019 Costa Rica Cup of Excellence. For more information on this coffee, scroll down the page. 

When will my package ship?

Generally, we try and ship all packages the next business day from when the order was placed. If you ever have a question on the status of your order, just shoot us a message via our contact form.

Do you offer free shipping?

All orders over $35 get free shipping!

How do you ship?

At checkout, you will be able to select a shipping option that works best for you, with rates calculated dynamically based on your proximity to our roastery.

Do you ship internationally?

We do offer international shipping -- at checkout, rates will be dynamically calculated based on the country you are ordering to. If you don't see your country represented, reach out via our contact form.

Is your coffee organic and/or fair trade?

While some of our coffees may be certified organic or fair trade, we do not specifically look for either of these certifications when buying, and do not market them as such. All of our coffees are bought at fixed prices above the market, and 99% of the time we are paying higher prices than the Fair Trade Certified price. Our sourcing goals are always quality and flavor focused, and we buy from producers and importers we trust to provide us with coffee that fits into our ideology. 

How fresh is my coffee when I receive it?

We roast Monday through Friday each week, so generally, we try and ship coffee within 24 hours from roast whenever possible. With our shipping times, that means you should always receive your coffee within 2-5 days from roast, depending on your location and proximity to Philadelphia, and the shipping option you choose.

Do you have recommendations for brewing?

Yes! First and foremost, whenever possible, grind directly before brewing. This will help maintain freshness, and help you get the most from your coffee. Additionally, we recommend a ratio of about 1:16.8, (so about 22g of coffee for a 12oz cup). If your brew is tasting too weak, try using a finer grind size; and if it’s a slower, heavier brew, try to make the grind more coarse. If you have any additional questions, or want to get into more detail, feel free to drop us a line in our contact form.

Coffee Details

What's most striking about the Typica Mejorado varietal is the flavor in the cup. The most direct comparison we can make is to an Arnold Palmer. Lemonade-Iced Tea with a syrupy sweetness that almost tastes artificial. It's one of the most interesting and dynamic flavor experiences we've ever had.




Typica Mejorado


White Honey


Calderón Family, Finca Don Cayito

This year, we had the pleasure of touring Don Cayito with Diego Calderón, Luis son, who helps run operations on the farms, as well as working in the lab at their micromill, Los Angeles. Below, you'll see some photos from our visit in February.

Above: Diego Calderón, and a view of the Los Angeles Micromill, where Don Cayito is processed.