Region : Tarrazú
Farm : La Cuesta
Owners : Gabriel Gamboa Nuñez
Altitude : 1,450 masL
Process : Black Honey
Variety : Caturra
Q Score : 86.75
Excellent balance: high body, creamy texture and high-quality acidity.
Notes of red apple, cola, hazelnut and a hint of citrus peel.
** 30kg Vacuum-Packed **
La Cuesta Farm is located in the sub-region of La Cuesta, in the Tarrazu Region. It was planted 25 years ago by Gabriel’s uncle.
Eventually his aunt inherited the farm and decided to sell it to a buyer named Chichi Navarro. Gabriel was able to buy it back about 10 years ago.
The name of the farm was given due to its location at La Cuesta.
This coffee was processed at La Palmichal Micro Mill. The depulper is calibrated so that only the skin is removed from the fruits whilst 100% of the mucilage is preserved.
The coffee was slowly dried on a concrete patios over 11 days. The final phase of the drying process was carried in a carefully calibrated mechanical drier for a better uniformity in humidity levels.
The coffee is then rested in parchment for two months before it is sorted by weight, density, size, and colour.
La Cuesta Location:
This coffee has been processed at Palmichal Micro-Mill for the past five years and the cup is remarkably consistent year after year.
The cup profile captures the essence of a Costa Rican coffee but also offers a beautiful complexity from the black Honey Process.