Costa Rica Las Palomas
Origin: Costa Rica
Farm/Co-op: Finca Las Palomas
Altitude: 1800 - 1900m
Varietal: Catuai, Caturra
Tarbaca is one of the five original districts of the Canton Aserrí and has the highest altitude therein. Characterised as an extremely green area due to the large number of trees and little population it has, it also contains the Cerro El Cedral in which there is a large number of water springs as well as being crossed by several rivers of the canton. This is where we find Familia Monge Garcia’s Las Palomas farm. Don Jorge Monge Garbanzo inherited Las Palomas from his parents and took over management of the farm in 1993. Sadly, Don Jorge passed during the Covid-19 pandemic and the farm is now run by two of his children, Daniel José and María Isabel.
Las Palomas spans six hectares and produces around 250 fanegas (a fanega is approx. 46kg) of coffee annually. The farm is named Las Palomas because of the various birds that can be found in the region, his Don Jorge employs two full-time farm workers, and a group of 25 collectors visit the farm during the harvest season, moving between Las Palomas and the neighbouring farms.
Coffee is delivered to the nearby Association of Agricultural Producers of the Communities of Acosta and Aserrí (ASOPROAAA), who process coffee and citrus in the areas of Acosta, Jorco and Palmichal, as well as offering financial, commercial and technical support to its members. They have been influential in the revival of agricultural production in the region, and are unique in their offering as a processor of traceable, quality differentiated micro lots.
Cherry for this lot was delivered to ASOPROAAA and processed the same day. It was sorted before being pulped to remove the skin of the fruit and a portion of the mucilage. For the ASOPROAAA honey process, approximately 70% of the mucilage is left on the bean. It was then transferred to raised drying beds where it was left for six days until fully dry. The coffee is left unmoved for a period of time to impart some fruit flavours in the cup and then moved intermittently during the drying process to promote even drying and superior quality.
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