Costa Rica El Poeta
Costa Rica El Poeta - The Land of Poets from the area near San Ramon. This region is not only known for its superior coffee. San Ramon, only about an hour from the capital, is known for some pretty big dignitaries, from presidents to poets. There are cigar factories, a vibrant culture that includes a weekly farmers' market, festivals, even wellness spas.
The aroma has big sweet notes of toasted sugar, it's slightly floral with the scent of orange blossoms, and those fancy glace candied orange slices.
Glaceed oranges covered with chocolate? Yes, please!
The cup – wow – this is a creamy, fuller-bodied coffee than most Costas. The flavor is sweet and delicate, with notes of hot chocolate with marshmallows.
The finish just ties everything together perfectly. It's lingering with sugarcane and orange notes – and chocolate all the way throughout.
Aroma: Sweet, toasted sugar, orange blossom glaceed chocolate orange
Cup: Full, creamy, sweet notes of hot chocolate, marshmallow
Finish: Lingering, sugarcane, orange, chocolate
About this Coffee
GROWER: Julia Vega Rodríguez, Olman Cruz Vega, Ricardo Chávez Garita, and Juan Bautista Mejia Rojas
REGION: San Rafael de San Ramón, Alajuela, Costa Rica
ALTITUDE: 1100 meters
PROCESS: Fully washed and dried in the sun and mechanical driers
VARIETY: Catuai, Caturra
HARVEST: November – February
SOIL: Volcanic Loam
Costa Rica El Poeta SHB EP is sourced from family-owned farms located near San Rafael de San Ramón within the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica. Producers collaborate with an export company called Café de Altura de San Ramón Especial S.A. to gain access to technical support for best agricultural practices. The partnership has helped to improve quality, increase earnings from coffee sales, and strengthen family livelihoods.