Costa Rica Lanno Bonito de Naranjo

Region: West Valley, Llano Bonito de Naranjo microregion
Farm Name: Helsar de Zarcero
Altitude: 5500-5900 ft
Process Method: Aquapulped and Sun Dried
Varietal: Caturra

Tasting Notes

Costa Rican coffees set the standard for washed, bright Central American coffees, being exceptionally high grown in amazing volcanic soil. These two factors result in complex, ripe, dark fruit, chocolate, and lemon notes in the cup. This Naranjo has a stunning citric acidity while being rich and very sweet.

About the Coffee

Helsar de Zarcero is located in the West Valley of Costa Rica in the Llano Bonito de Naranjo microregion. This micromill was started by three families with the goal of adding value and providing traceability to the high quality coffee grown on their land. Ten families now work to produce and mill coffee at Helsar de Zarcero. Sustainable practices are used throughout the farm. Organic fertilizers are fermented on-site by mixing coffee cherry pulp and molasses, along with mined zinc, boron, and other minerals. Micro-organisms are cultured from soil collected on nearby mountains and added to the natural fertilizer in order to provide disease protection to the coffee plants. Helsar de Zarcero is committed to producing high quality microlots, and it shows in the cup, which is consistently round, rich, and very sweet. This lot is 100% Caturra, which is a natural mutant of Bourbon.