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Costa Rica Tarrazu La Casona SF 1900

SF 1900 presents rounded sweetness in the cup, molasses, cane juice, with a tasty vanilla accent, and acidity like lemon tea. Full City builds a more chocolate-toned cup. City to Full City.

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  • Process Method Machine Washed
  • Cultivar Caturra Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Tarrazu
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-Dried
Arrival date July 2019 Arrival
Lot size 38
Bag size 46 KG
Packaging GrainPro Liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Caturra
Grade SHB EP
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 16-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City to Full City
Type Farm Gate

This microlot was produced by Roger Solis, at the highest part of his farm, "San Francisco 1900", the peak reaching just above 1900 meters. This particular lot is mechanically washed at Roger's micro-mill La Casona, which is surrounded by several different coffee plots like this one. They produce honey processed coffees too, but this is what is considered to be "fully washed" by Costa Rican standards. That is, even though no fermentation is used to remove the fruit, they set the demucilager to remove the most fruit possible without scoring the seed. The resulting cup is a close approximation to "fully washed", fermented coffee, and the cup is clean, and acidity sparkles. The city of San Marcos is in the Talamanca Sierra highlands, with peaks reaching as high as 3000 meters. It's an ideal micro-region and climate for growing coffee with rich volcanic soil, great altitude, and is shaded from the hot afternoon suns by mountain peaks.

This lot of San Francisco ("SF") 1900 has dark sugar in the cup, illuminating acidity, and nuanced finishing flavors that come to a point. Nut tones are limited in the dry fragrance to a scent of sugar-glazed almond, along with more prominent raw sugar sweeteners like molasses and turbinado. The wet grounds offer an all around clean smelling aroma with more of a cane juice sweetness and a touch of black currant. City and City+ brews of San Francisco 1900 present rounded sweetness in the cup, with a tasty vanilla accent, and acidity that shines through like lemon tea. Allusions to molasses sugars construct a sweet base flavor and are convincing, fading to an ever so slightly bittering cocoa note in the finish. Bittersweet roast tones are easily developed, and Full City roasting shows a nice balance of dark chocolate/cacao and caramelizing sugar flavors.