Costa Rica Finca La Casa Vista al Valle Yellow Honey 2014


Bean name Costa Rica Finca La Casa Vista al Valle Yellow Honey 2014
Country Costa Rica
Region Alajuela
Other info Varietal: Villa Sarchí, Caturra


From the same region in Costa Rica that gave us Finca de Licho and Herbazu (the West valley in Lordes de Naranjo) we're super excited to have Finca La Casa Vista al Valle back for a second year.

Located at 1,550 - 1,600 m.a.s.l. and owned by partnership Oldemar Arrieta Lobo and Marlene Brenes Morera, the name Vista al Valle translates as "view of the valley"...if you take a look at some of the pictures I'm sure you'll understand why.

Oldemar and Marlene are also processing this coffee through a virtually brand new micromill in only its third year of production, they both learnt their skill working for other people but now they have a mill of their own. They own three farms, this one surrounding the home where they live, the others being Zapote and Fidel, Fidel won last years Cup of Excellence!

The varietals on this farm are Villa Sarchi and Caturra, processing is sun dried in their poly tunnel using the red honey process.

In the cup this is milk chocolate heaven. Think chocolate and hazelnuts, in fact no think one of those Topic bars of the past and you're all over it. The aftertaste carries on this Topic bar but goes on and on with a silky mouthfeel.

Farm: Finca La Casa Vista al Valle
Farmer: Oldemar Arrieta Lobo and Marlene Brenes Morera
City: Naranjo
Region: Alajuela
Country: Costa Rica
Farm Size: 20 Hectares
Coffee growing area: 15 Hectares
Altitude: 1,500 - 1,600 m.a.s.l.
Variety: Villa Sarchí / Caturra
Processing System: Yellow Honey (Pulped Natural)

Roasting Information
Medium to medium dark, from before second to just into it, nowhere else. This one needs to be treated very carefully.
"Quick Look" Guide
Topic Bar, chocolate, hazelnut, silky mouthfeel.
Good filter?
Good espresso?

Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 8/8
Acidity 6/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 8/8
Balance 7/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 93

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