Costa Rica Santa Teresa Cedral Tarrazu
Flavors of fig jam and red apple. A buttery smooth body and lemon acidity. An extremely well balanced cup with acidity and body in ideal proportion.
$17.99 per pound
Another terrific single origin microlot from Costa Rica - this is the first time we have offered coffee from Finca Cedral, in Dota, Tarrazu. The owner of the farm, Roger Ureña Hidalgo, also owns the wetmill where the coffee was processed, Santa Teresa 2000. The designation "2000" is for the elevation of the farm, 2000 meters, making it one of the very highest farms in Costa Rica. Growing coffee at an altitude like this means the cherries will grow a little smaller and its flavors more concentrated.
Roger is a third generation coffee producer, and grew up helping out on his father's coffee and dairy farm. He worked for a while in the US, to save up enough money to purchase more coffee plantations and expand his existing one. Around three years ago he decided to set up a coffee mill on one of his farms, Finca Santa Teresa, to get better prices for his coffee and focus on quality. In addition to Finca Cedral and Santa Teresa, Roger owns 10 other farms, and plants a large number of varietals. Two of his coffees one awards in the Costa Rica Cup of Excellence this year: a washed geisha from Santa Teresa came in at #10, and a typica mejorado honey from Finca Las Nubes won the #19 spot.
This coffee from Finca Cedral is 100% Washed Catuai, a varietal developed in the mid-twentieth century. Catuai is a cross between the Mondo Novo and Caturra varietals, both of which were created by selective cross-breeding programs. Mondo Novo was the result of combining Bourbon and Typica varietals, and Caturra is a combination of two Red Bourbon mutations.
- Farm: Finca Cedral
- Producer: Roger Ureña Hidalgo
- Country: Costa Rica
- Region: Tarrazu
- Province: San Jose
- Canton: Dota
- District: Santa Maria
- Altitude: 2000 meters above sea level
- Coffee variety: Catuai
- Processing: Fully Washed