This week you will be receiving beans from Costa Rica’s COOPEDOTA Cooperative in Santa María de Dota. COOPEDOTA has a unique history of progressive thinking. Since the beginning the founding coffee farmers of Santa María de Dota understood that sustainable practices would help protect their land and their crops in the long run. On their website, they state a main belief: Sembramos con pasión en el hoy, para que se coseche con generosidad en el mañana, or, “we sow with passion today so that we can harvest with generosity tomorrow.” It is with this forward thinking that COOPEDOTA became the first Carbon Neutral coffee cooperative internationally. Perhaps it was COOPEDOTA’s success in implementing these strategies that inspired Costa Rica to obtain carbon neutrality by 2021.