Costa Rica La Rosa
Refreshing. Uplifting. Tasty. Mild. So delicate and sweet and clean: a coffee dessert. It's like a bar of Mexican chocolate; the spice is in the forefront, and the cocoa finish is lovely and delicate. The cup is nutty almond, and it becomes more delicious is it cools. You'll smile on the inside!
Costa Rican La Rosa is a fabulous washed mild. Costa Rica is the pinnacle of the Euro prep, and these guys know what they're doing.
Aroma: Cinnamon, Fresh Bread
Body: Light and Silky, Yet Complex
Cup: Nutty/Almond, Lingering Spice Throughout
Finish: Spice, Cocoa
About this Coffee
GROWER: Cooperativa de Productores de Café y Servicios Múltiples de Naranjo R.L. (Coopronaranjo)
REGION: Naranjo, Alajuela, Costa Rica
ALTITUDE: 1,300 – 1,700 meters
PROCESS: Fully washed and dried in the sun
VARIETY: Caturra, Catuai, Obata, and Sarchimor
HARVEST: October- February
SOIL: Volcanic loam
Costa Rica SHB EP La Rosa coffee is sourced from Cooperativa de Productores de Café y Servicios Múltiples de Naranjo R.L. (Coopronaranjo) which was established in 1968 in the the Canton of Naranjo within the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica.
The cooperative offers a wide range of services for its members. A general agricultural supply store sells a variety of products for coffee production as well as for vegetables alongside hardware and construction supplies. A centralized coffee mill and administrative offices are augmented by a recreation center, cafeteria, coffee shop, and a space set aside for vermicompost. CooproNaranjo strives to have a social impact in the community through school supply programs, and cooperative members volunteer at both the fire station and at a program for disabled people called Talita Cumi.
La Rosa comes from a select group of producers including Henry Méndez Arce, Carlos Haug, Alcides Camacho, Fernando París, Xenia Sanchez, Guillermo Chacón and Juan José Araya, each with farms that average 20 acres in size. Coopronaranjo strives to have a social impact in the community through school supply programs. Cooperative members also volunteer at the fire station and a program for people with disabilities called Talita Cumi.