Costa Rica - Santa Rosa 1900

Costa Rica - Santa Rosa 1900


Flavour notes: Cherries, Orange, Milk chocolate

This Red Catuai is processed as a white honey - all mucilage was removed mechanically and then the coffee was dried on raised beds for 15-18 days. This leaves us with a coffee that taste absolutely incredible. Packed with notes of cherries, orange and milk chocolate and yet so elegant.

Santa Rosa 1900


Producer: Gelberth Naranjo

Farm: Santa Rosa 1900

Region: Santa Rosa de Leon Cortes, Tarrazu

Country: Costa Rica

Variety: Red Catuai, Villa Sarchi, Caturra

Altitude: 1900 - 2000 masl

Processing method: Fully washed, dried on raised beds

Harvest: Jan – March 


Santa Rosa 1900 is a small farm in the region of Tarrazu in Costa Rica. The farm is owned and run by the progressive farmer Gelberth Naranjo.

The washing station and micro mill is at 1900 meters above sea level, which makes it one of the most elevated in the area. 

Mr Naranjo is mainly growing Caturra, Villa Sarchi and Red Catuai at the farm but he also has smaller plots of land where he is growing alternative varieties. The coffee trees grow in steep slopes with a lot of natural shade vegetation. Avocado, citrus and banana trees have been planted to give more shade. The produce from the shade trees also works as an extra income throughout the year. 

The cherries are carefully hand picked and then sorted at the washing station before being processed. The coffee is separated into day lots. This means that every lot can be traced back to when it was picked and of course how big the lot was. 

After the coffee has been processed it is dried on raised beds. The drying process is rather slow thanks to the rather cool and ever-changing weather in the mountain passes of Tarrazu. 

The coffee is sorted several times. The “Oliver” which is a machine that shakes the beans into different funnels depending on weight/density does the last sorting. 

Mr Naranjo is very careful during all the stages of the production. He knows that attention to detail matters when it comes to producing coffee of the highest quality. The washing station is kept very clean at all times. We have been working with Gelberth Naranjo since 2011.

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