Salted caramel, red sangria and almond with a cherry-ripe acidity. It's just tasty.
Roasted to suit filter brewing methods, or if you like your espresso roasts light.
Tirra Estate, San Marcos, Tarrazú, Costa Rica
We were blown away with this natural caturra on the cupping table (and cup after cup since) and have chosen it as the first offering in our 90+ Point Selection.
The Tarrazú region is a rural community noted throughout the world for its traditional values and leadership in growing fine coffees. Optimum soil and climate, paired with highly skilled and experienced producers, make for ideal cultivating conditions.
Tirra Estate is located in the San Marcos district in the Tarrazú municipality, and sits at elevations of 1500-1600 MASL. Owned by Coopetarrazu, Tirra Estate was purchased for specialty microlot production and to conduct research on sustainability in coffee.
They have implemented a 'Coffee, Culture, Quality of Life' Sustainability plan to track their environmental impact, implement better practices, and create a culture of environmental respect among members and children. Through this program Coopetarrazu offer free seeds and soil analyses to its members, allowing farmers to undertake reforestation and understand how topography and surrounding ecosystems impact their soil. Farmers are subsequently able to adjust their practices according to the specific soil needs. The cooperative conduct education programs for community youth, focusing on the tracking of birds and insect populations, and learning about the important role these species play in coffee production and ecosystem maintenance. Coopetarrazu also support seasonal migrant working by providing on-site housing and organising festivals throughout the year celebrating their indigenous cultural heritage.
Funds raised through the sale of this coffee will be invested in the supply of organic fertilizer and shade trees to member producers.
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