This Willoughby's Serious Select coffee will be
roasted and shipped on Tuesdays 1/15 and 1/22.
This coffee from Monte Copey de Dota is a Caturra varietal, processed by natural (dry) method. The Navarro family owns several very small farms in the micro region of Santa Maria de Dota, on Copey Mountain. They do all of their own processing, from washed and honey coffees with their micromill, to this tiny lot of natural, something of a departure for them. Each is produced by the family, Don Enrique and his sons Enrique Jr. and Josue along with many other family members. They are intimately involved with each aspect from growing through complete processing using various techniques and outcomes. We have offered on Monte Copey's honey coffee in the past, but this is our first time with their natural.
When we were in Costa Rica this past February we cupped a lot of newly harvested coffee. On our last day one of the tables had 15 coffees, all either naturals, or various levels of honey (yellow, red, black). This Caturra natural grabbed us right away because of its notable fruit intensity which has clearly mellowed since that first cupping. We think this will have great appeal to natural coffee fans.
- Grower: Enrique Navarro
- Region : Tarrazu
- Micro region : Santa Maria de Dota
- Altitude : 1900 meters, 6000+ feet
- Varietal : Caturra
- Production : 60+ bags/year all varietals
The Caturra natural was produced on the family farm called La Mesa on Copey Mountain in the Dota Valley of Tarrazu. The farm is located at 1900 meters, over 6000 feet. The Navarro family has decided to become part of the growing contingent of independent coffee farmers who no longer simply sell their cherry to large mills where they would be combined with other nameless coffees. Rather, they mill their own coffee and some for their neighbors, garnering recognition for the top level work they do, and, higher income. They control the full repertoire from planting to growing to processing. There is transparency in the process and they are assured at least 40% more than their production costs.
Monte Copey De Dota coffee production is quite small, with no more than 60 bags per year. The coffee is recognized for its exotic flavor. This coffee arrived here in July packed in Grainpro bags are origin and the coffee has remained unopen until now.
Cup Characteristics: Tropical fruit and mellow berry flavors. Substantial body. Long, very dry finish.