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Costa Rica – La Candelilla Micromill – Finca La Palmilera – Gesha – Natural

In Stock: 127 Lbs
Costa Rica
Tarrazu
La Pamilera
Gesha
1400 - 1900 masl
Natural
Rich chocolate flavor with coffee cherry and citrus fruits and tangy acidity.
89
Medium (City Roast)

Taste: We are honored to offer our first Gesha! The high cupping score for this bean speaks volumes.  Everything listed in the cupping notes is clearly evident, especially the intense chocolate, prominent fruitiness, and natural sweetness, especially at a lighter roast.

Roast: It would be a crying shame to roast this premium bean past medium.  Stopping the roast just after 1st crack is complete will reward you with obvious and intense flavors in your cup.  It roasts evenly and produces plump and aromatic beans.  Let them rest (de-gas) for at least 2 days for peak flavor and sweetness.

About: La Candelilla was one of the first micromills in Tarrazú, opening in the year 2000, though the idea to open the mill came to the growers in 1997, during a coffee crisis. It’s a collaboratively owned micromill, established by 7 smallholder producers in Tarrazú: The farmers who use it and deliver their harvests to the mill share ownership. This lot is from one of the founders of the mill, Ricardo Hernandez Naranjo, who was one of the first to suggest to his farmer mates that they should start the “mini beneficio.”

Don Ricardo has been growing coffee for 32 years, and is dedicated to the process, as are many of the producers who utilize La Candelilla. Don Ricardo also worked for 10 years as a consultant at beneficios in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, and even Tanzania, helping mills improve their processing and learning more about coffee quality.

“The production of processing specialty coffees is something I have been studying for 15 years,” he says through a translator. “I have had to develop the processes as well as to identify the different varieties for special batches.” He grows several different varieties and processes them in many ways, including this classic Washed presentation of a Typica variety.

His trees grow in rich ultisol, which is a type of red-clay soil that is particularly fertile in humid tropical or subtropical areas. This soil composition contains no calcium carbonate or lime. Once the ripe cherry is brought to the mill, it is processed depending on the profile and the weather.

*Microlot Coffee Offerings: Farmers are paid quality premiums for any microlot coffee, which reflects the extra planning, effort, labor, and attention to detail required to produce them, as well as rewarding the ultimate job well done.


 

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Comments

  1. Kristin Peterson says:

    La Candelilla Micromill-Finca La Palmilera-Gesha-Natural makes a smooth aromatic cup of coffee. It has no bitterness but the taste caught me by surprise, I could not identify it at first. Now after a few cups, one black with no cream, I recognize a hint of the cup one gets when you brew Whisky Barrel Aged coffee beans. (which I love now and then). This is clearly Costa Rican but it has a cherry, almond nuance that La Minita does not have and a finesse that Whisky Barrel Aged coffee lacks.

    • Martin Russo says:

      Kris,
      Wow, thanks for sharing the nice analysis. We know we can always count on your fine palette and honest feedback. Glad you liked this (our first!) Gesha.

      Marty and Jane

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