El Trapiche is located in the region of Guanacaste, and in the micro-region of Monteverde at 1350 meters above sea level. This is a farm that specializes in many types of farming like coffee, cacao, fruit and sugar, and on top of this they have a very successful business in tourism and do farm tours regularly.
El Trapiche is a third generation family farm run by Luis Diego Santamaria and his family. Their family have farmed this land since 1948 when don Iginio Santamaría Campos started to plant coffee. Fast forward to 2005, El Trapiche Tour takes form in which a demonstration of the process of coffee and sugar cane is made.
Since 2015 a change towards specialty coffee started, and El Trapiche begins to transform towards new varieties of coffee with the aim of obtaining those flavors desired by specialty coffee consumers. From the beginning the farm has coffee plants such as the traditional Caturra, Costa Rica 95 and Catuaí, but now micro lots was planted with Geisha, Pacamara, Sarchimor, Milenium, Kenya (SL28), Ethiopian, San Roque and Wush Wush to name a few.
It was also in 2015 that El Trapiche started to process and export their coffee, using the traditional washed, honey and natural process. Due to the rise of fermentation processes, El Trapiche started with controlled fermentation in 2018 and now they master aerobic, anaerobic and Carbonic Maceration process.