Helsar Organic coffee is grown and processed by the partnership of Ricardo Perez Barrantes and the brothers Marvin and Felipe Rodriguez. The coffee is from the Santa Lucia organic farm that is adjacent to the mill. Both their West Valley farm and their mill are exemplary of sustainable practices. Their organic coffee is grown on their own multiply certified farm from a mixture of Caturra, Catuai and Villalobos varietals. The mill is just steps away from the farm, but there Helsar processes coffee not only for themselves but for at least a dozen other growers. Each coffee is processed separately and to the exacting standards of each grower. The Santa Lucia is semi washed meaning that just the smallest amount of mucillage is left to dry on the husk; this imparts a slight fruitiness once the coffee has been fully dried and milled. The patios at Helsar are covered to dry to the coffee more slowly. The mill uses the latest in low impact aqua pulping machinery. We have developed a relationship with the Helsar micromill and some of the nearby farms for who they process.