A perfect go-to all day long. Medium bodied and sweet with delicate notes of lemon and lavender. This coffee is for easy drinking.
Country: Costa Rica
Region: San Isidro, León Cortés, Tarrazu
Variety: Caturra, Catuai, Villa Sarchi, Sarchimor
Altitude: 1500 - 1900m
Producer: Smallholder Farmers
FLAVOR NOTES: Toffee, Chocolate, Raisin, Florals
The Community Coffee program with CoopeTarrazu has allowed us to separate out lots from specific communities within the area of León Cortés, encouraging the cooperative to increase its attention to traceability and increasing the opportunities that small producers will have to achieve recognition for their coffees. There is a premium paid for the extra work and attention that goes into these coffees, and that premium supports the entire cooperative, as an incentive to continue these types of labor-intensive but worthwhile programs and projects.
While some of the best individual producers in Costa Rica have built their own micromills to segregate their coffee and capture the higher market for microlots, many smallholder producers of high caliber do not have their own facilities, and still deliver cherry to cooperatives. This is where CoopeTarrazu comes in. The communities themselves represent collection centers in and around León Cortés in Tarrazu, where producers from nearby towns will deliver their coffee in cherry form for grading, sorting, and processing. CoopeTarrazu does all of its drying in mechanical driers, after depulping and fermenting the coffee dry before washing.
WHOLESALE: COSTA RICA, SAN ISIDRO (WASHED)
Keep coffee well sealed in its plastic bag or an airtight container and store in a cool, dry, dark, and odor free place.