We taste: Mandarin, Jasmine, Tropical fruit
Region: Copey de Dota, Quebrada Grande
Altitude: 1960 MASL
Harvest: May 2021
We are beyond excited to share Ivan's coffee with you all. Not only is this our first offering from Costa Rica, but also our first Geisha. This coffee really blew us away when we first tasted a sample of it a few months back and it's a joy to have it on our menu. Expect a truly remarkable cup that has intoxicating aromatics and flavors ranging from tropical fruit, citrus oil, fresh melon, and jasmine. This is an incredibly complex cup and a beautiful example of a washed Geisha.
While Ivan's farm La Esmerelda only started producing cherries this season, he is no stranger to coffee, coming from a long producing background and many years running the Montanas del Diamante Mill with his siblings. In 2016 Ivan decided to sell his portion of the business in order to enjoy his elder years and to focus on producing some of the highest quality coffee possible at a small scale. He purchased some land in an up-and-coming area now known for producing some of the best coffees in Costa Rica. They began immediately planting exotic varieties like Geisha and SL-28 and started building a small wet mill and drying area which was completed in time for this harvest. Ivan's dream and vision were met this year after winning 1st place in Costa Rica's Cup of Excellence competition! We are so excited to see what the future holds for Ivan and feel really lucky to work with his coffee.
This washed processed coffee began with a meticulous collection of ripe cherries and was then passed through a floating system before being pulped. The coffee is then placed in a tank with all of its mucilage still intact and is left to ferment under shade for 24 hours. Once the fermentation has broken down the sugars of the mucilage they remove the parchment from the tanks and use water to wash away all of the mucilage. From there the seeds are moved to raised drying beds inside the safety of a greenhouse. Usually, it takes around 10 days for the coffee to reach optimal moisture content. The drying parchment is turned/moved 4 times a day to ensure consistency and quality.
Farm Gate Price: $12.00/LB
FOB Price: $17.00/LB
Our Price: $17.90/LB