Costa Rica El Alto Natural Microlot – 28707 – GrainPro Bags – SPOT RCWHSE

Price $8.05 per pound

Bag Weight 153.26 lbs

Position Spot

Bags 6

Warehouses Oakland

Flavor Profile Black cherry, concord grape, cola, cocoa

About this coffee

Grower

Thais Chacón Zuniga | Finca Cerro Nuboso

Altitude

1875 – 2050 masl

Variety

Catuai, Yellow Bourbon, Red Bourbon, Mundo Novo, and Villalobos

Soil

Volcanic loam

Region

Alto de San Pedro, Santa María de Dota, San José Province, Costa Rica

Process

Full natural dried on raised screens in the sun

Harvest

December - March

Certification

Conventional

Coffee Background

There is nowhere like Costa Rica when it comes to coffee processing and micro-mill innovations. This is certainly the case with this natural processed micro-lot, harvested from Cerro Nuboso, a 4-acre farm owned by Thais Chacon Zuniga. While the farm has been in the Chacón family for generations, the newest generation of the Chacón family have taken the family farms in a new direction. The biggest change came in 2017 when Thais’ children established a mill to process the harvest and prepare green coffee for export, breaking the traditional mold of delivering cherries to a cooperative mill. With full independence, the Chacón family has implemented post-harvest controls that bring out the best in their coffee. These include meticulous attention to cherry selection and extended drying times on raised beds. Coffee is stored to rest for 3 months and then prepared for export with the same care given at the wet-mill. The family has recently refocused on farm renovations that include a more robust shade canopy to mitigate climate change and extend maturation times, which promote sweeter profiles.