Episode 399 on Monday the 4th of July, 2016. Costa Rica Sumava Monte Llano Bonito Yellow Honey Villa Sarchi.

This coffee comes from a farm that's actually 2 farms, but the 2 farms exist as 1, but do produce coffee independently, exciting huh?

Overall the farm is called Finca "Sumava de Lourdes" Lourdes de Naranjo and is located between 1,670 and 1,790 metres above sea level in Lourdes de Naranjo of the Western Valley of Costa Rica. The farm is made up of 2 farms called Finca "Monte Llano Bonito" which has 9 plots of land, and Finca "Monte Lourdes" which has 6 plots of land.

On the farm there are 10 permanent workers who live on the farm in a custom built workers camp, all receive accommodation as part of their employment.

Finca "Sumava de Lourdes" Lourdes de Naranjo adheres to strict agronomical practices and ensure the minimum use of herbicides and pesticides. They use MM's (Mountain Microorganisms) and minerals from natural origins as much as they can for their farming.

It's a farm that enjoys growing many different varietals, if you wandered around the farm you'd see Pacamara, Mokka, SL 28, Geisha, Caturra and Villa Sarchi.

In the cup this starts out as dark chocolate and caramel, with a creamy body, but finishes on a crisp white grape acidity with a deliciously refreshing apple aftertaste.

Country: Costa Rica Location: Lourdes de Naranjo, Western Valley Farm: Finca Sumava de Lourdes Sub-farms: Finca Monte Llano Bonito & Finca Monte Lourdes Altitude: 1,670 - 1,790 m.a.s.l. Varietal: Villa Sarchi Processing System: Yellow Honey


  • 10 July 2016, 9:03 pm

    Roland Gifford says:

    Ah, a farm that grows Mokka. I don’t recall Hasbean ever selling a Mokka. Is there a quality reason or some other?

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