Costa Rica León Cortés Tarrazú
This coffee comes from the Community Coffee Program with CoopeTarrazú. Many smaller producers do not have their own facilities, and still delivery cherry to cooperatives. This is where CoopeTarrazú comes in and can help make a huge impact. This program allows them to separate out the lots from specific communities that have scored 86 points and pay a quality premium, which goes back into the communities.
Flavor Profile: Balanced and sweet with fruit acidity and a smooth mouthfeel; mellow flavor with toffee, lime, and almond.
- Origin: Costa Rica
- Region: San Antonio, León Cortés, Tarrazú
- Farm: Various smallholder farmers
- Farmer: Various - CoopeTarrazú
- Variety: Caturra, Catuai, Villa Sarchi, Sarchimor, Costa Rica 95
- Altitude: 1650–1850 masl
- Process: mechanical driers, after depulping and fermenting the coffee dry before washing
Suggested Roast: City to City +, We enjoy this coffee at a nice medium roast, but it has a good range based on your preferences.
This particular coffee represents collection centers in and around León Cortés in Tarrazú, where producers from nearby towns will deliver their coffee in cherry form for grading, sorting, and processing. CoopeTarrazú does all of its drying in mechanical driers, after depulping and fermenting the coffee dry before washing.
The lots are separated out from specific communities within the area of León Cortés. This encourages the cooperative to increase its attention to tractability and increasing the opportunities that small producers will have to achieve recognition for their coffees. There is a lot of extra work and attention that goes into these coffees. Premiums are paid for the extra work that then helps support the entire cooperative and their worthwhile programs and projects.