Region: Rosario de Naranjo and San Isidro de Alajuela
Altitude: 1100-1350 masl
Varieties: Catuai, Villa Sarchi, San Isidro, Victoria
Cloza Estate is a 4th-Generation family farming and micro mill operation located in the Naranjo and Alajuela regions. Dedicated to growing and processing specialty coffee since 1970, they produce microlots in three family plots.
Kathia, a young mother of two boys, is passionate about honoring her legacy, while looking towards the future to ensure her kids fall in love with coffee from a young age, just as she did.
Since 2001, Kathia has managed the farm, and under the watchful eye of her parents (Clodoveo and Jeannette) she has improved the quality of their coffee by planting new varieties, and updating facilities and processing techniques.
A long-time member of the IWCA- (International Women Coffee Alliance - Costa Rica Chapter), she continues to serve on the Board of Directors. Her farm obtained the Women Care Certification, representing the family commitment to supporting the empowerment of women in the coffee industry.