- Costa Rica
- October - January
Costa Rica Finca Bernina Washed SHB EP 2021
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- 65lb Freshness
- Packed & Sealed
About the Coffee
Finca Bernina is a family-run 460-hectare farm, located on the foothills of the highest mountain peak in Costa Rica, Chirripo. Bernina is a diversified farm dedicating 80 hectares to shade grown coffee, 100 to cattle, 50 to sugar cane and 230 to forestry.
Bernina is owned and operated by the Homberger family, a three generation coffee-farming family. The Homberger family dedicated a small portion of their farm to growing the delicate, Gesha varietal, yielding an exquisite microlot.
The Gesha varietal was first identified in the forest of Ethiopia in the 1930s and was brought to Central America in 1953. Gesha is considered an intensely flavorful and very complex coffee varietal. Although it has relatively low productivity and requires a considerable amount of maintenance, it is very attractive to many farmers due to the high prices achieved for its premium quality. Its unique characteristics associated with extremely high cup quality are best expressed when cultivated at high altitudes.
Region Pérez Zeledón
October - January