Limited Edition: Costa Rica Tirra Estate Natural

Costa Rica Tirra Estate

This limited edition coffee is available from Monday, 2nd July while stock lasts. Available as both espresso and filter roasts.

Natural Coffees (i.e. sun-dried rather than processed with water) are unusual in Costa Rica. In this instance, sun-drying results in a coffee which delivers a delicious mix of deep fruit, chocolate & rum-like flavours. We featured this coffee as part of our recent Filter Coffee Masterclass events, and was definitely a crowd favourite.

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Tasting Notes

Tropical melon up front, chocolate, rum & raisin.

City/Region

San Marcos, Tarrazu

Producer

Coopetarrazu cooperative is located in the heart of the Tarrazu region and is dedicated to promoting environmentally sustainable farming practices in the community. They have implemented a ‘Coffee, Culture, Quality of Life’ Sustainability plan to track their environmental impact, implement better practices, and create a culture of environmental respect among members and children. Through this program Coopetarrazu offer free seeds and soil analyses to its members, allowing farmers to undertake reforestation and understand how topography and surrounding ecosystems impact their soil. Farmers are subsequently able to adjust their practices according to the specific soil needs. The cooperative conduct education programs for community youth, focusing on the tracking of birds and insect populations, and learning about the important role these species play in coffee production and ecosystem maintenance. Coopetarrazu also support seasonal migrant working by providing on-site housing and organising festivals throughout the year celebrating their indigenous cultural heritage. Funds raised through the sale of this coffee will be invested in the supply of organic fertilizer and shade trees to member producers.

Varietals

Caturra

Process

Natural

Altitude

1500 – 1600 masl

Ben Irvine
From owner / operator of his own coffee business, to product development for a coffee multinational, to consulting with independent cafe owners, Ben has been involved across a wide range of the industry over the last 20 years. When he isn’t brewing coffee, or writing about it, Ben is likely to be annoying his kids with 90’s music trivia.