Vamay Coffee is the result of a Costa Rican family business from Santa María de Dota, a rural area known internationally for the high quality of its coffee. The business began in March 2020, in the middle of the COVID crisis, and is led by Doña Mayra who, along with her son and two daughters, focuses on producing high-quality coffee and offering an unforgettable experience to every consumer. By working to create added value for their coffee, they aim to find better and more equitable opportunities in national and international coffee markets.
Vamay Coffee is a micro-business committed to social and environmental wellbeing, and the family strongly believes that the production and processing of any food or drink should be sustainable. The coffee itself is grown in Alto el Vapor Farm, 90% of which is protected land. It also boasts springs that even supply the water for part of the Santa María de Dota community. The family behind Vamay Coffee is committed to protecting these unique features. The coffee plants are located between 1,800 and 2,100 metres above sea level, as a result of which Vamay Coffee is a high-altitude coffee. These factors, among others, such as the traceability offered, allow Vamay Coffee to guarantee excellence, dedication and love in every bean of their harvest.
Given that the family lives in a rural area, they are dedicated to integrating sustainable development practices at Alto el Vapor Farm: although their main objective is to produce specialty coffee, they also grow other foods between the coffee plants, including citrus fruits, banana, root vegetables, and green vegetables. In this way, Vamay Coffee avoids monocropping and works in a circular economy.