Roble Negro coffee comes from producer Jorge Vasquéz. His coffee farm, Finca Cedral Alto, is located in the town of Aserrí in Costa Rica’s Tarrazú region about 45 minutes outside of the capital of San José.
The name Roble Negro means “black oak” and Cedral Alto means “high cedar grove”. These names indicate the importance of trees, forestation, and environmental preservation to Jorge and his coffee production.
Cedral Alto is 22.5 hectares, with 12 hectares of primary forest, 6.5 hectares of reforestation and pasture land, and 3 hectares of coffee cultivation. The farm is filled with natural springs and freshwater sources, which the forested areas protect and keep clean, and is situated at the transition between the Pacific side of the country and the Central Valley region, spanning 1750–2000 meters above sea level.