SHOPABOUTC Market as of 07/17/19: $1.07
This is a washed SHB EP grade coffee from producer Jorge Gutierrez Jimenez from the village of San Luis, located in the Tarrazú region of Costa Rica. A family business, the day-to-day running of the farm is handled by Daniela and Taniana Gutierrez, Jorge's two daughters. The coffee is processed at their own on-site micromill 'La Montaña'
The family cultivate Catuai & Caturra varieties at an altitude of 1,700masl. This lot employs a washed process, whereby ripe cherries are pulped and washed with a Penagos machine. The coffee is then pre-dried on a patio in the sun for approximately 8-10 days, after which it is dried for 36-48 hours in a mechanical drier at a low temperature to allow for an even drying process.
La Montaña Tarrazú is a micromill founded in 2009 by Don Jorge and Doña Ivannia. The purpose of the micro-mill was to add value to their product and try to reach a global market. It was a lot of work to take on, but little by little they were able to see positive results. Don Jorge is still currently in charge of maintenance on the farm while his daughter, Daniela, is in charge of processing and managing company accounts.
Tarrazú region is one of the well known coffee regions in Costa Rica with a long story of coffee production. Thousand of hectares are planted with coffee and the local economy moves around this agricultural product. With several COE winners coming from this region, Tarrazú has obtained a privileged place in the specialty coffee scene.
|Total Bags In Lot||30|
|Subregion||Santa Maria de Dota|
|Farm Name||Finca San Luis|
|Producer Type||Single Estate|
|Wet Mill||La Montaña Tarrazú|
|Bag Type||Grain Pro / Ecotact|
|Screen Size||15 Up|