Costa Rica Monte Crisol
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This Costa Rica is a delightful surprise because it is fuller than most Costa Rican coffees we've tried. It is thick and creamy, a departure from this region. The aroma is a hint of fresh-cut sugarcane. There is a hint of malted chocolate and raw Mexican sugar in the cup. The smooth finish has notes of sweet caramel and maple syrup. This is one not to be missed!
Aroma: Fresh Sugarcane, Fruit
Cup: Thick, Dry, Malted Chocolate, Mexican Sugar
Finish: Smooth, Sweet Caramel
About this Coffee
GROWER: Cooperativa de Caficultores y de Servicios Múltiples de Palmares, COOPEPALMARES, R. L.
REGION: Palmares, Alajuela, Costa Rica
ALTITUDE: 1,000 – 1,200 meters
PROCESS: Eco-pulped and dried in the sun and mechanical driers
VARIETY: Caturra, Catuai, Obata, and Sarchimor
HARVEST: October - February
SOIL: Volcanic loam
Our Monte Crisol SHG EP coffee is produced exclusively for Royal Coffee by Cooperativa de Caficultores y de Servicios Múltiples de Palmares (COOPEPALMARES, R. L.), a cooperative founded in 1962 with over 1,450 members from Palmares, a canton in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica.
COOPEPALMARES has a state-of-the-art processing facility with quality and environmental management certifications from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The wet mill utilizes recycled water, and the mechanical dryers (guardiolas) recirculate airflow to maximize furnace efficiency. The facility also has an organic fertilizer production plant and a water treatment plant. COOPEPALMARES operates two supermarkets in Palmares and sells roasted coffee for national consumption. Coop members can access low-interest loans and healthcare for their families at the coop-run health center and mobile clinic.