Costa Rica Sumava Caturra Natural
Cup characteristics: Flavors of strawberry and rhubarb with notes of milk chocolate and orange peel. Clean and balanced with green apple acidity.
$22.99 per pound
Final offering of this coffee before new crop arrivals begin during summer. We have an excellent relationship with a person we consider to be Costa Rica's top exporter of specialty coffee and microlots. The exporter has been at the forefront of facilitating small growers to hone their standards which includes full control over the processing of coffee. Over the past 2 years the exporter, whose partner is an award winning grower, decdied to purchase his own coffee operation - Sumava Farm. This past April we went to visit our exporter and while cupping coffees at origin in Costa Rica we were wowed by a really impressive natural processed coffee and it turns out it was from his own farm. We weren't surprised to hear that he had won first place at the Cup of Excellence 2016 competition for one of his lots as this is a truly unique and flavorful coffee, the attention to detail and processing really comes through in the cup.
The farm is located in Costa Rica's West Valley Region and in the micro region of Naranjo. There are two plots located on the Sumava Farm, one is called Monte Llano Bonito which is comprised of 9 plots. The other section is 6 plots called Monte Lourdes.
- Region: West Valley
- Micro region: Lourdes de Naranjo
- Elevation: 1670-1800 meters; 5500-5900 feet
- Varietal: Caturra
- Processing: Natural, fully sun dried
There are a total of 10 workers on the farm that have access to clean drinking water, electricity, new showers and toilets and a social security benefits. The varietals grown on site are Caturra, Pacamara, Geisha, Mokka, and SL28.
The farm prides itself on its agronomic practices which minimize use of herbicides and pesticides while focusing on using minerals and mountain micro organisms (MM's) from natural origins instead.