Palmares is the name of both the town and the cooperative in this West Valley region of Costa Rica. I first visited this remarkable coffee growing region in 2002 and it is always a privilate to return. The people of Palmares cooperative are forward thinking in their approach to specialty coffee. They are gracious people and care deeply about the environment — one of the first to help protect the waterways. Monte Crisol coffee from Palmares is our longest standing relationship - 19 years, and counting. Jose Angel and the Palmares Co-operative produce an elegant and bright classical Costa Rican coffee.