La Pastora coffee is produced in Los Santos, a small part of the well-known Tarrazu coffee region of central Costa Rica. The community who grows and processes these beans is located around the city of San Marcos in the mountainous Tarrazú canton in the San José province. The Pirris river nearby provides water to the highland region, making it perfect for coffee production and other types of agriculture. The mountains make part of the Talamanca Sierra, which runs through Costa Rica and Panama.
La Pastora coffee is grown between 1300 and 1800 meters (hence, strictly hard bean or SHB). Predominant varieties in the region are Caturra and Catuai.