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El Vendeval portrait
El Vendeval coffee tree




El Vendaval


  • Roast Level



    Light roast
  • Origins
    Costa Rica


Behind the cup

The farm El Vendaval sits high in the mountain peaks of Tarrazú where the Calderon family grows Red Catuai. The bright tropical fruitiness of Costa Rican coffee shines in this cup. 


Each coffee is roasted to order. Orders ship in 1-2 business days.


Farmlevel Story

The Calderon family is a longtime Verve partner and major producer spearheaded by grandfather Ricardo Calderon. They built their formidable Los Angeles micro-mill—among the original Micro-mill Revolutionaries in the early 2000s—after leaving the Coopedota cooperative. Before the Micro-mill Revolution, farmers would deliver cherries to a centralized mill like Coopedota. By establishing their private micro-mills, farmers could take control of processing and marketing their coffees and direct relationships with buyers for the first time.

The Calderon Family calls the beautiful town of Santa María in Dota, Tarrazú, home, where they have an excellent infrastructure of farms. El Vendaval, one of their largest farms, sits high atop the peaks of Tarrazú with bursting trees of bright Red Catuai. These trees grow on steep hillsides, allowing for incredible soil complexity and plenty of sunlight for ample nutrition.

Endless peaks and valleys in the Cordillera de Talamanca’s central area fill the landscape of Tarrazú. The mountain slopes are treacherous, but the final product is well worth the trouble as Tarrazú is widely considered one of the best places on earth to grow coffee.

Brewing Suggestions

All of our coffees can be brewed in various ways, designed for your perfect morning. These recipes are our favorite ways to highlight El Vendaval. Your brewing adventure starts here.

Verve's Coffee Department

Coffee Maker

  • Coffee 40g
  • Grind Med
  • Water 560g
  • Ratio 1:14
  • Time 4:30

French Press

  • Coffee 40g
  • Grind Coarse
  • Water 600g
  • Ratio 1:15
  • Time 6:00


  • Coffee 40g
  • Grind Med/Coarse
  • Water 560g
  • Ratio 1:14
  • Time 5:00