Costa Rica - La Cima - Perez Zeledon - Unroasted
Region/Farm: Perez Zeledon, Community of producers in La Cima
Elevation: 3,937 - 5,577 ft.
Varietals: Caturra, Catuai, Obata
Processing: Fully Washed and Dried
Suggested Roast Level: Medium (Full City)
Tasting Notes: Layers of clean fruit and distinctive black currant notes give way to strawberry, green apple and caramel flavors and a wine-like tannic acidity.
Cup Score: 85.25
This coffee represents the community of La Cima, or “The Top,” referring to its mountainous perch in Perez Zeledon. The region is populated by immigrants from the Central Valley who, toward the end of the 19th century, noted the area's gentle climate and rich soil and resettled with their coffee crops. Coffee has since significantly contributed to the region’s social and economic development and generated a culture of values and principles built on family unity. Farms here dot the southeastern slopes of the Talamanca mountain range and on average are about 3.25 hectares (8 acres). The climate is ideal for coffee production, and the region produces coffees with outstanding aromas and acidity. But yields here are lower than the country average. Our Volcafe Way farmer support teams have been working with producers to help them implement new agroforestry systems to enrich the soil with organic material and ensure a consistent production of high-quality coffees.
Costa Rica Details
Costa Rica´s tallest mountain, Cerro Chirripo (3,820 masl), borders Perez Zeledon to the northwest, and Panama marks its southeastern border. Irregular topography, pure, abundant rivers and diverse ecosystems create ideal conditions for producing
outstanding coffees. Another essential bragging point about Costa Rica is that farm workers, including migrant workers who arrive for the harvest, are guaranteed al minimum wage and have access to the national healthcare system.
Specialty grade, 100% Arabica coffee.