Costa Rica West Valley Tarrazu
Costa Rica SHB West Valley Tarrazu
The best coffees from Costa Rica come from the West Valley and Tarrazu regions, a highland region with unique climate for coffee cultivation. Many coffee aficionados consider the Tarrazu valley a well-kept secret in the coffee world, while origins from Panama or Hawaii can take the spotlight. This is partly due to marketing but the Tarrazu region and West Valley is growing in popularity from word of mouth and accessibility in price.
The West Valley is in western Costa Rica and lies about 45 miles south of the Capitol City, San Jose. It is produced by Finca La Pastora and has a Q Grade cupping score of 84. This coffee is grown at higher elevations and the cool climate and volcanic soil make this coffee a world class choice. While having an intense aroma, it has a great delivery, sweet acidity, a well-balanced fruity flavor, with a clean, smooth body. Those with good pallets can taste hints of vanilla, cherries, chocolate, and orange/grapefruit.
REGION: Tarrazu and West Valley
ALTITUDE: 1,300 – 1,800 m
VARIETIES: Catuai, Caturra
PROCESSING: Washed and patio dried
CUP: Bright acidity, medium body
FLAVOR: Dry fruits, vanilla, chocolate, citrus
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