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Costa Rica Pérez Zeledón El Paramo SHB Washed 2021

SKU: GEN21CRM06
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$4.21/lb
$273.65 /65lb box
  • Flavor: Milk Chocolate, Almond, Cane Sugar, Lemon & Lime
  • Body: Light
  • Acidity: Bright
  • Process: Washed
  • Moisture: 12.30%
  • Packaging: 65lb box
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East Coast: 204 Boxes
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Afloat: 24 Boxes
Cup Score: 85.5
Cupping Date: Feb' 21

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Tasting Notes
This lovely mountain-grown Costa Rica is a classic representation of its region: sweet, high-toned, with gentle, round acidity and notes of ripe nectarine and delicate wisteria-like florals. The mouthfeel is lively and smooth, and the finish is chocolaty and nut-toned with hints of wisteria underneath. It strikes an inviting balance between crisp and rich, juicy and deep.

About the Coffee
Our El Paramo coffee was produced by smallholders in the subregion of Paramo in Pérez Zeledón. Farms here dot the southeastern slopes of the Talamanca mountain range and on average are about 3.25 hectares (roughly 8 acres). Smallholders who participate in the Volcafe Way program contributed coffee to this community lot. The coffee was then fully washed at Beneficios El General, one of the oldest mills in the region.

Pérez Zeledón
Costa Rica’s tallest mountain, Cerro Chirripo (3,820 masl), boarders the Pérez Zeledón area to the northwest and Panama at its southeast border. Irregular topography, abundant rivers and a diverse ecosystem, provide ideal conditions to produce unique coffees.

Coffee is central to the Pérez Zeledón's history. It was brought to the region and cultivated by migrants from the Central Valley, towards the end of the 19th century. The settlers found the climate conditions and richness of the soil ideal for coffee and other crops. Coffee significantly contributed to the social and economic development Pérez Zeledón and generated a culture of values and principles built on family unity. Coffee is sourced from our Volcafe Way Cluster, which allows for producers to better manage their farms, optimize their production and enjoy sustainable profitability.

GEOGRAPHY:

Region Paramo, Pérez Zeledón

Altitude 1200-1750

PRODUCER:

Beneficio el General & VolcafeWay Smallholders

VARIETY:

Caturra, Catuai and Obata

PROCESSING:

Washed

HARVEST TIME:

December - March

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