Hermosa

Tasting Notes: Sweet, black tea, peach

Hermosa, meaning ‘beautiful’, is an appropriate name for this honey-processed coffee from Costa Rica. Sweet, bright and light. Perfect for manual brewing.

 

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  • Location

    The area known as Tarrazu is divided into three parts – Dota, Tarrazu and Leon Cortes. It is also often known as Los Santos as the three main towns are San Pablo, San Marcos and Santa Maria de Dota.

  • Farm / Co-op

    Mr Estanislao Ureña Mora was responsible for introducing coffee to the area, and gave beans to his brother Jose Ureña Mora. Between them, they sowed a plantation of two hectares and produced their coffee without the use of agrochemicals. Then came Ramon Blanco, who built a wet mill in San Pablo de Leon Cortes, and producers began taking their coffee there. In 1929 a wet mill was built in Santa Maria, but as there was so much uncertainty with prices, producers turned to the Banco Nacional (National Bank), which had a department where farmers were given recommendations on how to process their own coffee. Thus was born Coopedota R.L. Meet Monserrat Hernández, the lady who now looks after us here.

  • Processing

    Coffee from here is picked by hand and pulped mechanically, leaving it super-clean and ready for the fermentation stage and drying on patios. For the honey process, 70% of the mucilage is left on the bean, the cherry being agitated just enough to ensure even drying without any over-fermentation. This wheel is actually how they control temperatures on the microlots, it rotates to ensure the coffee drying on the paddles does not overheat and dries evenly. Genius!

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