Costa Rica La Pira Tarrazu-Carlos Ureña Ceciliano Cup of Excellence 2010

Summary

Bean name Costa Rica La Pira Tarrazu-Carlos Ureña Ceciliano Cup of Excellence 2010
Country Costa Rica
Region Tarrazú
Other info Caturr

Description

Costa Rica La Pira Tarrazu-Carlos Ureña Ceciliano Cup of Excellence

La Pira farm was first sown 50 years ago by Carlos Ureña's father, Gilberto. It was known locally as 'Piro'.

After inheriting the family farm, Carlos worked for many years as a certified organic coffee producer, however, because of the very high costs in doing so he has since returned to working with sustainable production methods. La Píra uses a unique system for Costa Rica where sheep are grazed in the coffee farm to control weeds. This has eliminated the need for herbicides. Unlike goats and some other animals, sheep do not eat coffee leaves, but they still offer the benefit of fertilising the coffee trees as they walk and eat in the farm.

The farm is located in the Dota Valley where the changes in climate afford ideal temperatures for the production of an excellent quality coffee.

In the cup this one is like a toffee apple with a sweet caramel, but with a biting green apple acidity hiding underneath. Crisp, clean, sweet and balanced.

Farm: La Pira
Farmer: Carlos Ureña Ceciliano
Rank: 11
City: Santa María de Dota
Region: Tarrazú
Country: Costa Rica
Farm Size: 7.00 Hectares
Altitude: 1650 masl
Variety: Caturra
Processing System: Convencional, sun dried, semi washed

Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 7/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 6/8
Balance 7/8
Overall 6/8
Correction +36
Total 90

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