Costa Rica Tarrazu
Rich and full-bodied, this chocolatey bean is great for a range of brewing methods - it could well be your new morning fix!
Screen size/Grade: 17/18 SHB (Strictly hard bean)
Varietal: Mondo Nuevo, Caturra, Catuai, Catimor
Process: Wet processed
Altitude: 1500m – 1700 meters above sea level
Aroma: Sweet and aromatic
Acidity: Medium to High
Tasting notes: Complex, rich with nutty and chocolate notes
Tarrazu is located about 70 kilometers south of the capital San Jose, in a pristine valley surrounded by mountains that are part of the Talamanca Sierra in southern Costa Rica. Downtown San Marcos is 1350 meters above sea level but is surrounded by peaks as high as 3000 meters above sea level.
Costa Rican coffee beans are considered among the best in the world and Tarrazu is thought to produce the most desirable beans in Costa Rica. The average farm size is less than 10 hectares, with many of the smaller producers around the city being overtaken by the urban sprawl of San Jose.