Women Care Certified Producer: Cecilia Genis | Zalmari Estate, Cachi-Orosi Valley | Costa Rica
Region Cachi-Orosi Valley Arabica Variety Caturra, Bourbon, Venecia, Costa Rica 95 and Obata Processing Method Washed and Honey Certifications Women Care Certified and AAA Nespresso
Interesting Fact In 1912, Ceci’s great Grandfather, originally from Jamaica, purchased this farm in Costa Rica and in 1920 he gave it to Ceci’s grandparents as a wedding gift.
About the Producer First Women Care Certification awarded. Fourth generation Cecilia Genis runs Zalmari Coffee Estate with her mother, Marigold Murray. This family’s coffee affair began in the 1920’s, and their commitment to quality coffee and community continues to be the strongest thread from generation to generation. Located in Cachí, Orosí Valley in Costa Rica, Arabica beans are grown and milled at Zalmari’s Micromill with reduced amounts of water and anaerobic oxidation tanks to ensure that the water recycling back into the rivers is not contaminated. Green beans are exported and roasted beans are sold locally under the brand name “La Margarita”.
Ceci, a key member and past President of the IWCA-Costa Rica Chapter, supports gender equality and women’s empowerment in the coffee industry. This past December, Eco-LOGICA (Certification Agency) awarded Zalmari Estate with the first ever WCC Certification. A proud moment for Ceci and her mother, as they continue to carry on the family’s tradition. More Information firstname.lastname@example.org