Sumava de Lourdes is located in the West Valley Region and the Central Volcanic Mountain Range. It faces the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Nicoya. The soils are of volcanic origin. The coffee farm presents a position to sunset. It has sunny mornings and cloudy afternoons with light showers, enabling freshness of the coffee plants year round. Trees are used to act as borders and windbreaks.
Francisco Mena, the producer of Sumava de Lourdes, and Yiannis Taloumis, CEO and Head of Quality of Taf, combined their experience, knowledge and expertise to create a one-of-a-kind flavor profile, Sumava Ariston. For the creation of the Sumava Ariston coffee, only the ripest cherries of the Villa Sarchi variety were hand-selected, under very strict protocols. The coffee was then processed with the red honey method, to enhance sweetness and complexity, and sun-dried on patios to bring out unique fruity flavors.