Costa Rica is one of the most exciting and progressive coffee-producing origins in the world. Not only are we seeing great quality experimental processing happening in Costa Rica, but also interesting new & experimental varietals. This naturally procossed coffee is of the Villa Sarchi variety, a natural mutation of Bourbon that is native to Costa Rica.
This particular coffee was produced by Finca Licho, a family owned farm in Naranja run by the Aguilera brothers. Despite being a relatively young farm (Established in 2006) the brothers come from a family that has been producing coffee for generations, and the expertise in their craft is clearly evident in the qulaity of the coffee they produce! The two brothers are very hands on in the operation of the farm, to the extent that they do almost everything themselves, and only hire a few extra hands during harvest season. This hands on approach allows them to bring their years of experience and the knowledge handed down to them into every element of the coffee's production.
In the cup, this coffee is bold and bodacious. It punches with intense fruit and a vibrant acidity that lingers on the pallate and keeps you wanting more. The first thing you'll notice is sticky and big blueberry notes that slowly give way to a more delicate blackberry flavour. The flavours then ramps up to a vibrant and zesty citric acidity that brings forward notes of lemon and hibiscus to perfectly balance those big and sweet fruit flavours and leave you wanting more.
This coffee is a spectacular example of what Natural coffees can be. Get your bag today and let us know how you're brewing it.
- Origin - Costa Rica - Finca Licho
- Producer - Aguilera Brothers
- Varietal - Villa Sarchi
- Altitude - 1550 masl
- Process - Natural
- Notes - Blueberry, Blackberry, Lemon, Hibiscus
- Cupping Score - 87