Costa Rica Central Valley White Honey - La Rosa Farm

Nice acidity, white apricot, peach, cherry
$4.76 / lb $724.08 / bag
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2020/21
Sep 2021
SKU P608214-3
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About This Coffee

This honey-processed Catuai is grown in volcanic soil from the Heredia region of Central Valley, Costa Rica. The Vindas Camacho Brothers were granted the legacy of La Rosa farm from their late father. Having had to face the death of their father during the early years of the organization, they are proud to have continued his tradition. 

Country of Origin Costa Rica
Harvest Season 2020/21
Coffee Grade CRI CA WA SHB
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Honey Processed
Cup Score 85.5
Variety Catuai
Region Heredia
Farm Name La Rosa Farm
Growing Altitude 1500m

History of Costa Rican Coffee 

Coffee came to Costa Rica as early as 1779 and within 50 years was generating more revenue than any other crop, but by the 1830’s they were growing more coffee than the ships heading south could take. And virtually no infrastructure existed for transporting even a small amount of green coffee to the east coast of Costa Rica (where London was a mere 5,000 miles away). The distribution woes of Costa Rican coffee producers reached the ears of an up-and-coming shipping magnate named William Le Lacheur in 1841 and on Christmas day, 1841 he sailed The Monarch into port at Puntarenas, Costa Rica, and thus began a long and mutually beneficial relationship. On one voyage to London in late in 1843, the Monarch carried more than half a million pounds of Costa Rican coffee.   

Growing Coffee in Costa Rica 

Coffee grows in eight coffee regions throughout Costa Rica. In the central and northern highlands where most specialty coffee is found, coffee grows from 1200-1700 meters. Ninety percent of Costa Rican coffee is grown by 50,000 farmers on less than 5 hectares. Although nearly all Costa Rican coffee is wet milled, the country produces a wide variety of honey processed coffee. Coffee is dried using both patios and mechanical dryers. Costa Rica grows Typica, Caturra, Catuai, Villa Sarchi, Bourbon and Gesha. 

  • Status Spot
  • Cup Score 85.5
  • Region Heredia
  • Farm Name La Rosa Farm
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Honey Processed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Catuai
  • Coffee Grade CRI CA WA SHB
  • Growing Altitude 1500m
  • Country of Origin Costa Rica
  • Warehouse The Annex
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • CTRM Contract Number P608214-3