History of Derecho Sagrado, from Helsinki, Finland to Tamarindo Costa Rica

The Story Behind Derecho Sagrado: A Coffee Lover’s Haven

Esteban Molina, Founder of Derecho Sagrado

From Passion to Reality: The Journey of Esteban Molina

Derecho Sagrado’s story begins with its founder, Esteban Molina. A native of Costa Rica, Esteban’s passion for coffee was ignited during a trip to Helsinki, Finland. It was there, in a quaint local café, that he experienced a life-changing moment—a cup of coffee so exquisite, it opened his eyes to the art of coffee making.

Inspired by this revelation, Esteban embarked on a journey to learn everything he could about the craft. He became a certified barista, honing his skills and deepening his knowledge. With a clear vision in mind, he returned to his homeland, determined to bring the magic of specialty coffee to Tamarindo.

Creating a Coffee Oasis in Tamarindo

In the heart of Tamarindo, just a stone’s throw from the beach, Esteban found the perfect spot for his dream café. He poured his heart and soul into creating a space that would celebrate the excellence of specialty coffee while embodying the laid-back, tropical vibe of the town.

And thus, Derecho Sagrado was born. The name, which translates to “Sacred Right,” reflects Esteban’s belief that everyone deserves access to exceptional coffee. From the moment the doors opened, it was clear that Derecho Sagrado was more than just another coffee shop—it was a haven for coffee lovers, a place where passion and quality converge.

The Art of Specialty Coffee at Derecho Sagrado

At Derecho Sagrado, the pursuit of coffee perfection is a daily mission. Esteban and his team are committed to sourcing only the finest beans, with a focus on sustainability and ethical practices. They work closely with local farmers, ensuring that each bean is grown with care and respect for the environment.

But great beans are just the beginning. The baristas at Derecho Sagrado are true artisans, trained in the meticulous techniques of brewing. From mastering the perfect espresso pull to crafting latte art that’s almost too beautiful to drink, they pour their expertise into every cup.

Esteban’s Signature Creations

Esteban’s innovative spirit shines through in the unique specialty coffees he has created for Derecho Sagrado. Here are some of his signature blends:

Thermic CoffeeA blend of honey and natural processed beans, resulting in a complex, sweet, and fruity flavor profile.
Washed CoffeeA classic washed process coffee, highlighting the inherent flavors of the bean with a clean, bright taste.
Natural CoffeeDried with the fruit intact, this coffee boasts a bold, fruity flavor with notes of berries and chocolate.
Anaerobic CoffeeAn experimental process yielding a unique, wine-like acidity and intense fruit flavors.
Honey CoffeeA pulped natural process resulting in a sweet, complex cup with a smooth honey-like body.

A Menu That Celebrates Innovation

Derecho Sagrado Coffee Menu

While Derecho Sagrado’s foundation is built on classic espresso drinks, the menu doesn’t stop there. Esteban’s innovative spirit shines through in the café’s unique offerings, like the Iced Irish Latte, a refreshing twist on a traditional favorite.

But perhaps the most talked-about item on the menu is El Capitán, Derecho Sagrado’s signature coffee beer. This unique blend of cold brew and craft beer is Esteban’s original creation, a must-try for adventurous coffee and beer lovers alike.

The Heart of the Community

Derecho Sagrado isn’t just a coffee shop; it’s a community hub. Esteban has created a space that welcomes everyone, from the early morning surfers grabbing a quick espresso before hitting the waves, to the remote workers settling in with a cappuccino for a long day of productivity.

The café regularly hosts events, from latte art workshops to coffee tastings, fostering a sense of community and shared passion. It’s not uncommon to see strangers striking up conversations, bonding over their love of coffee and the laid-back Tamarindo lifestyle.

A Commitment to Sustainability

For Esteban, coffee isn’t just a beverage; it’s a way to make a positive impact. Derecho Sagrado is committed to sustainability at every level, from the beans they source to the cups they serve.

The café works with farmers who employ eco-friendly growing practices, promoting biodiversity and minimizing environmental impact. They also prioritize waste reduction, using biodegradable packaging and encouraging customers to bring their own reusable cups.

Brewing Up the Future

As Derecho Sagrado looks to the future, the mission remains clear: to continue pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with specialty coffee. Esteban and his team are constantly experimenting, dreaming up new creations and perfecting their craft.

But no matter how the menu evolves, the core values will remain the same. Derecho Sagrado will always be a place where quality, sustainability, and community come first, where every cup of coffee is a celebration of the journey from bean to brew.

An Invitation to Experience

Visit Us Today

If you haven’t yet experienced the magic of Derecho Sagrado, consider this your invitation. Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur or simply someone who appreciates a warm, welcoming atmosphere, there’s a seat waiting for you.

Come taste the passion in every cup, and become part of the Derecho Sagrado story. Visit us today and discover why we’re more than just a coffee shop—we’re a destination for those who believe that coffee is a sacred right.

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