Costa Rica Rivense - La Catarata
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BLUEBERRY · WINEY · COMPLEX
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Café Rivense del Chirripó is a family micromill founded by Régulo Ureña and Isabel Rojas in 2005. It is located in the southern Costa Rica, in a micro-region called Chirripó.
During the first years of production, the family struggled with many new factors; low international prices, lack of information on processing coffee and small financing budgets for coffee projects were all issues the family faced. With many people predicting the specialty coffee projects would fail, they faced an uphill battle from the beginning.
However perseverance, hard work and faith in the projects pushed the Ureña Rojas family zthrough the long road to becoming a recognised specialty coffee producer. This particular microlot (Rivense - La Catarata) from Régulo placed 5th at Cup of Excellence Costa Rica being the first coffee from Brunca region to be in the COE top ten.
The farm is managed by a sustainable system that focuses on reducing the carbon footprint. The system works by using proper shading and providing organic material to the soil to keep the coffee plants fresh. The plots are fertilised by annual soil analysis and using specific herbicides on specific crops. All of the water sources on the property are protected and the farm has many fruit trees that help feed the wildlife.
The coffee is picked when the cherries are ripest and then immediately put to dry in raised beds. No water is used to transport the coffee to keep the pulp and mucilage full and clean. The beans are 100% dried by the sun and then milled, classified and packaged at the farm.
Expect a complex cup with a winey mouthfeel and flavours of blueberry.
For all filter coffees we recommend the following parameters:
- Brewing ratio: 1g coffee to 16-17g water
- Slurry temperature (coffee+water): 200 - 205 ̊F / 93 - 96 ̊C
- Extraction: 20 - 21%
- TDS 1.38-1.41%
- Producer: Ureña Rojas Family
- Country: Costa Rica
- Region: Chirripó
- Elevation: 1600 m.a.s.l.
- Variety: Caturra
- Harvest Year: 2018
- Roast Level: Light Filter Roast