The Naranjo region in the West Valley of Costa Rica is famous for producing some of the country’s best coffees. Remarkably, just one square kilometer in Naranjo has produced four Cup of Excellence winners, making the Naranjo province one of the most important coffee regions in Costa Rica!
The origin of the name Naranjo goes back to 1833 when the first colonizer who arrived in the region, Judas Tadeo Corrales Saénz, found a plethora of orange groves in the middle of the thicket of the forest. For this reason he named the site Los Naranjos. Over the course of time when the canton was founded in 1867, it was assigned only the name of Naranjo.
This city of 35,000 is an important agricultural hub, mainly the cultivation of coffee. The coffee plantations are perhaps the best represented, and plantation tours are becoming increasingly popular among tourists. This fertile area is drained by the Grande Colorado, Molino, Barranca, and El Espino rivers, and, at an elevation of 3,398 feet (1,036 meters), the temperature is a consistently cool 68° F (20° C). Ideal for creating an absolutely perfect coffee bean.
Our new NARANJO blend by Café Milagro is from one of our favorite growers in this micro-region. The Vista al Valle plantation produced a 1st Place Cup of Excellence coffee the very first year they entered the competition. NARANJO by Café Milagro has a rich, nutty fragrance, buttery aroma, balanced acidity and notes of citrus.
Café Milagro's Tarrazú Reserva Especial (correctly pronounced “Tar-ah-zoo”), is an elegant coffee with the natural and charming characteristics of the Tarrazú region, which is about a two-hour drive from Costa Rica's capital, San Jose.Tarrazú is a major coffee growing region in Costa Rica with a strong and well-known coffee culture. The word Tarrazú derives from the ancient Huetar [...]
The work of the Costa Rican coffee farmers to reclaim lands and traditional healing ways of agriculture is inspiring and truly a model of restoration that would benefit so many countries to learn more about. Clear cutting had replaced traditional shaded growing in areas when it was decided that the financial gains were worth the [...]
Café Milagro is proud to once again receive the Certificate of Excellence award from TripAdvisor for 2014. This means a great deal to us as we rely completely upon you, our patrons!We are so very grateful for all of our patrons that have supported us over the last 20 years. For all those that have [...]
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