Forest Cascades is a coffee farm in Alajuela province of Costa Rica. Few years ago three teachers from Poulsbo bought seventy acres in Costa Rica. It was an abandoned coffee farm, which gradually was brought back to production. We planted thousands of new coffee plants, flowering bushes and trees to reestablish biodiversity. We were certified sustainable by Rainforest Alliance. This means that we adhere to environmental protection, social equity and economic viability. Last year our farm produced 16,000 pounds of Arabica beans.
Coffee is planted on twenty acres. There is a protection zone around two rivers that join on our property. We use organic fertilizers whenever possible. We plant vegetative barriers to reduce soil erosions and run off to the river. Our farm is managed by Everisto Sanches and his family, a coffee farmer in third generation.