Costa Rica La Amistad O, SG
The cup is slight lemon acidity, full body, sweet clean taste and chocolate finish.
This family owned Estate in southern Costa Rica is located on a mountainside at over 3900 feet above sea level. The farm is surrounded on three sides by one of the largest biodiverse rainforests in all of Central America. The family has attempted to retain the integrity of this rich biological setting by leaving bands of primary forest between parcels of coffee. These bands are connected to the rainforest and offer an alley way or corridor back to the rainforest for the wildlife. The farm maintains a low but healthy shade covering within the parcels. La Amistad(the “Friend”) begins harvesting earlier than most other SHB(strictly hard bean) regions because of its location. It starts harvesting in late October and runs through March. All of the coffee is processed on site at the farm’s beneficio. Clear, fresh water that runs from the rainforest to the farm is used both for the mills washing process and to generate power to run the machinery. The coffee is then sun dried on cement patios. The cup is slight lemon acidity, full body, sweet clean taste and chocolate finish.