Costa Rica - Santa Rosa (Washed) - Filter
£12.00

Crisp, clean, and simple in the best way. Santa Rosa provides a great counter to our other current Costa Rican coffee, Las Palomas. 

Our flavour notes for this coffee are White Grape, Papaya, Pecan, with a descriptor of Crisp.
  • Region: Tarrazu, Santa Rosa
  • Varietal: Catuai & Caturra
  • Process: Washed
  • Elevation: 1900 masl
  • Weight: 250g / 1KG
  • Roast: Filter
We roast on Tue & Wed. Your coffee will be roasted within 5 days of purchase, with a shelf life of 6 weeks (optimum serving point of 10-36 days).

Background info:
 
Bernan Urena, the owner of the Santa Rosa farm, comes from a coffee producing family he has been growing coffee for 35 years and processing micro lots for 3 years now, he decided to process specialty coffee due to the need of improvement of the coffee prices. He is part of an Association called FUNDECAP, where 9 producers are business partners and process their cherries. After the wet mill at FUNDECAP, Bernan takes the wet parchment to sun-dry at his place, where he built raised beds; this allows him to focused more in the drying stage of the coffee.

At the wet mill where Bernan depulp the cherries, they do different processing for Santa Rosa they did both washed and honey process and for La Isla, another of his farms, they did a honey process. Meaning for the honey they mechanically demucilage the cherries and then they don’t remove almost any mucilage, the mucilage stick to the parchment and then they dried it. For the washed process they mechanically demucilage the cherries, removing as much mucilage from the parchment as the machine allows. After this Bernan takes the wet parchment to dry for the washed process it takes around 10 days and for the honey process it takes around 15 days to get to the right moisture content to storage.