This family farm dates back to the late 1800s and produces very high quality organic certified coffee. La Amistad is exemplary for its sustainability and environmental mandate. Their website proclaims, “Our mission is to ensure high quality of life to our employees, producers and community by promoting sustainable development. Our operation is a source of work and shelter to marginal aboriginal family groups. Our protected areas ensure Coto Brus county an unpolluted source of drinking water, through Costa Rica’s largest rural aqueduct system.” The farm produces over 700,000lb of coffee annually and employs many people year round, 90% of our land is protected rain forest, a rich ecosystem that is a sanctuary to diverse flora and fauna, including more than 400 species of local and migratory birds. The united Nations and UNESCO declared our biological corridor to be a World Heritage Site and part of the World Biosphere Reserve.