Costa Rica - La Cuesta
Location at Origin: Tarrazú
Altitude: 1,550 - 1,700 MASL
Roast Level: Medium-Light
Cupping Notes: Lemongrass, Crisp Green Apple. Refreshing.
After the incredible response with our 2016 offering from CoopeTarrazu (San Isidro) we're proud to bring La Cuesta for this season.
Depsite cupping numerous amazing coffees from Costa Rica in preparation for our coffee program this year, we couldn't let the snappy but yet refined mouthfeel this coffee hits you with be our experience alone - it'll be something you won't forget.
The immediate rush of lemongrass, immediately followed by the tartness of a "right-from-the-tree" green apple keeps you curious and coming back to the cup. As the cup cools, the refreshing nature of this coffee starts to reveal itself. Close your eyes, lay in the hammock and bask in all that this washed Costa Rican gem can deliver.
This coffee does great in an American Press. Chemex really tones the tartness. Cold brew...we haven't tried it yet, but we're betting that if you do, it would make a killer tonic with some club soda and crushed fresh mint.
What is CoopeTarrazu?
The Community Coffee program with CoopeTarrazu has made a real impact on the communities that deliver cherry to this mill.This program has allowed import partner to separate out lots from specific communities that score over 86 points and pay a quality premium that the individual communities get to receive and decide as a group how the money will be used to improve their coffee production and their livelihood.The premiums used to build roads, build large water tanks to store fresh water for the community, building roofs for the children’s schools, and many other projects that have had a direct impact on these communities.This program has motivated these producers to keep upping their quality.