• Costa Rica
  • December - March

Costa Rica Tarrazú San Diego Anaerobic SHB 2024

SKU: GEN24CRD
$6.15/lb$399.75/65lb box
  • Flavor: Cinnamon, Hibiscus, Brown Sugar, Clove, Ginger, Grapefruit, Nutmeg, Plum
  • Body: Heavy
  • Acidity: Medium
  • Process: Anaerobic Semi-Washed
  • Moisture: 10.70%
  • Packaging: 65lb box
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Availability
Afloat: 60 Boxes
Cup Score: 88
Cupping Date: Feb '24

Beneficio San Diego – Costa Rica’s Most Innovative Coffee Mill

Beneficio San Diego is the most modern mill in Costa Rica. It was established in 1888 and has been innovating ever since. Today Beneficio San Diego specializes in coffees from the Tarrazú and Tres Ríos regions. The mill takes pride in striving for ever increasing efficiency and quality standards. At the same time, it has taken a leading role in working with producers to ensure good community relations and sustainable production.

 

Tarrazú Green Coffee

Tarrazú is the most famous – and highest-producing – coffee region in Costa Rica. The canton was awarded Denomination of Origin status in 2019, and its distinctive cup profile, with fine acidity and full body, is why green coffee from Tarrazú is differentiated from the broader Los Santos area. Here, the focus is on quality over quantity, and coffee farms can be found throughout altitudes ranging from 1,200 to 1,800masl. The region is affectionately known as Costa Rica’s nursery for great coffee, and the constant innovations coming out of Tarrazú speak volumes for its reputation.

 

What is Anaerobic Process Coffee?

The Anaerobic process begins with the harvest of handpicked mature coffee cherries. Selecting the cherries when they are at their ripest ensures a high sugar content, which helps feed the anaerobic process.

 

At the mill, the coffee is depulped and put in air-tight, stainless-steel tanks with the mucilage left on. The absence of oxygen stimulates an anaerobic fermentation process. The process develops in a unique series of acids such as lactic and malic, which results in a very complex flavor. Once the coffee has been fermented sufficiently, it is dried to 11.5% moisture and rested to allow complex and exotic flavors to develop.

 

Costa Rica Green Coffee

Coffee in Costa Rica is as advanced as it gets. The country has a reputation for delivering high quality and innovation – a winning combination that earns Costa Rica the right to sell coffee at a premium. Costa Rica’s quality socio-economic infrastructure programs, such as universal healthcare, high education levels, sophisticated agronomy and research, and well-regulated agricultural sustainability programs, certainly contribute to the high cost (and high value) of the coffee. Additionally, when coffee roasters buy Costa Rican green coffee, producers receive nearly 80% of the FOB value, guaranteed. Read more in our Costa Rica Green Coffee Origin Report.

GEOGRAPHY:

Region Tarrazú

Altitude 1450-1750

PRODUCER:

Various smallholders, San Diego Mill

VARIETY:

Caturra, Catuai

PROCESSING:

Anaerobic Semi-Washed

HARVEST TIME:

December - March