Costa Rica Finca La Casa Vista al Valle Yellow Honey Villa Sarchi 2015


Bean name Costa Rica Finca La Casa Vista al Valle Yellow Honey Villa Sarchi 2015
Country Costa Rica
Region Alajuela
Other info Varietal: Villa Sarchí


From the same region in Costa Rica that gave us the wonders of Finca de Licho and Herbazu (i.e. the West valley in Lordes de Naranjo, in case you're wondering), we're super excited to have Finca La Casa Vista al Valle back once more!

Located between 1,550 and 1,600 metres above sea level and owned in partnership by Oldemar Arrieta Lobo and Marlene Brenes Morera, the name Vista al Valle translates as 'view of the valley'. I'm sure you'll understand why if you take a look at some of the pictures on the left of this page.

Oldemar and Marlene are also processing this coffee through a virtually brand new micro mill, which is in only its forth year of production. They both learnt their skill while working for other people, but now they have a mill of their own. They own three farms; this one surrounds the home where they live, and the other farms are called Zapote and Fidel. Fidel won the Costa Rican Cup of Excellence two years ago!

The varietals on this farm are Villa Sarchi and Caturra. They use the sun dried processing method in their poly tunnel, and the Yellow Honey process.

In the cup you're going to find some jam; sticky and sweet damson jam, to be more precise. This is a really fruity and sweet coffee that's full of damsons and red fruits. An absolutely delicious brewed coffee.

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

Roasting Information
Medium - through first but don't let it near second crack

"Quick Look" Guide
Jam, sticky, sweet, damson, red fruit.

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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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