||Costa Rica Sumava Finca Monte Llano Bonito Yellow Honey Villa Sarchi 2019
||Varietal: Villa Sarchi
This coffee comes from a farm that's actually two farms, but the two farms exist as one farm. They do produce coffee independently, though. Exciting, huh?
Overall the farm is called Finca Sumava de Lourdes, and it's located in Lourdes de Naranjo in the western valley of Costa Rica at an altitude between 1,670 and 1,790 metres above sea level.
The farm is made up of two farms called Finca Monte Llano Bonito, which has nine plots of land, and Finca Monte Lourdes, which has six plots of land. This coffee comes from Finca Monte Llano Bonito. Keeping up? Here's a picture that might help ...
There are ten permanent workers who live on the farm in a custom built workers' camp. All of them receive accommodation as part of their employment.
Finca Sumava de Lourdes adheres to strict agronomic practices and ensures the minimum use of herbicides and pesticides. The farmers use MMs (Mountain Microorganisms) and minerals from natural origins as much as they can.
It's a farm where the owners enjoy growing many different varietals. If you wandered around the farm, you'd see Pacamara, Mokka, H3, SL28, Geisha, Caturra and Villa Sarchi all growing. Francisco loves to experiment with different varietals to see how they react to the land, and it's thanks to that desire and drive that amazing projects like the Exclusive Coffees 50 lb Elite Programme exist.
In the cup expect lots and lots of sweetness. It starts with white sugar competing with honey. As that fades it gets fruitier, reminding me of super ripe peaches. Definitely one for those with a sweet tooth!
Country: Costa Rica
Region: Western Valley
Location: Lourdes de Naranjo
Farm: Finca Sumava de Lourdes
Sub farms: Finca Monte Llano Bonito and Finca Monte Lourdes
Producer: Francisco Mena
Altitude: 1,670–1,790 m.a.s.l.
Processing method: Yellow Honey
Varietal: Villa Sarchi
Honey, white sugar, peach
Clean cup: (1–8): 6.5
Sweetness: (1–8): 7
Acidity: (1–8): 6
Mouthfeel: (1–8): 6.5
Flavour: (1–8): 6
Aftertaste: (1–8): 6
Balance: (1–8): 6.5
Overall: (1–8): 6.5
Total (max. 100): 87
Medium – take it through first crack and develop it a bit, but don't let it reach second crack.
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