Costa Rica Lourdes de Naranjo

The cup has a classic Costa Rica character, crisp brightness, well-defined cup flavors, and a clean finish. Surprisingly syrupy body, with sweet cane sugar notes. Darker roasts have a cola nut note, with more caramelized sugar sweetness. City to Full City+.
Out of stock
87.7
  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Caturra Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Central America
Processing Wet Process Style Machine Washed
Drying Method Patio Sun-dried
Arrival date Jun 27 2012
Lot size 29bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Caturra
Grade SHB
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City to Full City+ works well; this coffee can take nearly any roast you throw at it.
Weight 1
This coffee comes to us from Lourdes de Naranjo in the West Valley region of Costa Rica. It's a unique agricultural zone with small dairy farms alongside coffee. It's one of the few places I have seen coffee inter-planted with cabbage (which is used as a sort of salad topping, called repollo, on nearly everything, including tacos). This lot is from a single small farm planted in Caturra cultivar, and is produced using a wet-process style with solar drying on patios. The choice of coffee variety, good growing elevations (1600 meters) and excellent processing of the fruit result in a clear, clean, transparent flavor profile.
The dry fragrance has a sweet-savory character, muscavado sugar and bouillion, with allspice and cinnamon stick accents. The wet aroma has a cane sugar note, roasted almonds, cream and milk chocolate roast character dominating. Darker roasts have a cola nut note, with more caramelized sugar sweetness. The cup has a classic Costa Rica character, crisp brightness, well-defined cup flavors, and a clean finish. The cup has surprisingly syrupy body, with sweet cane sugar notes. Lighter roasts have a pronounced acidity, and apple like (malic) brightness with pear hints as well. With a little more development, Bourbon vanilla and viscous caramel emerge, with subtle baking spice notes in the finish.