Costa Rica Tarrazu Finca Pastora
REGION: Tarrazu and West Valley
ALTITUDE: 1,300 – 1,800 m
VARIETIES: Catuai, Caturra
PROCESSING: Washed and patio dried
CUP: Bright acidity, medium body
FLAVOR: Dry fruits, vanilla, chocolate, citrus
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ABOUT THIS COFFEE
Costa Rican Coffee
Coffee has played a vital role in the economy and history of Costa Rica. Coffee production began in 1779 and makes up a large part of the agricultural exports of the country. The country is home to many micro producers as 9 out of 10 produce/cultivate less than 12 acres. These smaller producers are starting to get more attention around the world as the unique beans grow in popularity. Costa Rica is the only country in the world where the cultivation of non 100% Arabica beans is illegal, nodding to how serious they take coffee.
Costa Rica SHB West Valley Tarrazu
The best coffees from Costa Rica come from the West Valley and Tarrazu regions, a highland region with unique climate for coffee cultivation. Many coffee aficionados consider the Tarrazu valley a well-kept secret in the coffee world, while origins from Panama or Hawaii can take the spotlight. This is partly due to marketing but the Western Valley and Tarrazu region is growing in popularity from word of mouth and accessibility in price.
The Tarrazu and Western Valley is in western Costa Rica and lies about 45 miles south of the Capitol City, San Jose. It is produced by Finca La Pastora and has a q grade cupping score of 84. This coffee is grown at higher elevations and the cool climate and volcanic soil make this coffee a world class choice. While having an intense aroma, it has a great delivery, sweet acidity, a well-balanced fruity flavor, with a clean, smooth body. Those with good pallets can taste hints of vanilla, cherries, chocolate, and orange/grapefruit.