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Costa Rica coffee

Coffee was the driving force behind much of the infrastructure in Costa Rica in the early 20th Century.

With an incredibly rich and biodiverse environment, Costa Rica has been at the forefront of speciality coffee for many years. With an abundance of water, washing the coffee was no problem for the Costa Ricans unlike some other coffee producing countries. Washed coffee’s have historically fetched a higher price as there are less defects and generally was always perceived as a higher quality coffee. This has paved the way for the coffee industry to implement a significant amount of infrastructure far longer than many other producing countries.

With an increase in micro mills around 20 years ago, Costa Rican coffee is extremely traceable, right back to the exact farm or lot. That said, it is now possible to highlight flavours from a particular crop that may have otherwise been diluted.

Honey processed coffee has also played a huge role in the Costa Rican coffee culture with many farmers adopting this method to produce more interesting coffee’s.

Costa Rican coffees have a soft sweetness, light in body and clean in cup. Mild in acidity and often possessing honey or molasses notes. Due to the traceability of many Costa Rican coffees, it is hard to group them all together as some of coffee’s are absurdly different. That said, Costa Rica is always a coffee I look out for on the menu as it pretty much always has some unique gem.

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Artisan Roast: Costa Rica, La Roca, Don Sabino Micromill, Natural Artisan Roast: Costa Rica, La Roca, Don Sabino Micromill, Natural
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From Artisan Roast: The Central Valley in Costa Rica in many ways epitomises the country's emotional bond to quality coffee, with the lines between capital city and coffee farm blurred as they meet. Travelling into the zone of farms and micro-mills from San Jose, its not long before some of...
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Foundry Coffee Roasters: Costa Rica, Finca San Francisco, Natural, Whole bean Foundry Coffee Roasters: Costa Rica, Finca San Francisco, Natural, Whole bean
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From Foundry Coffee Roasters: It's back! Definitely up there with our most popular natural processed coffees of the past few years, this one is an absolute belter. Just like before, prepare yourself for HUGE tropical fruit notes. Papaya, mango, apricots - it's a real treat for the taste buds. Despite...
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Blind Owl Coffee: Swiss Water Decaf: Costa Rica Blind Owl Coffee: Swiss Water Decaf: Costa Rica
from 250g: £7.00
From Blind Owl Coffee: With the use of a gentle and natural decaffeination process, this Costa Rican blend from El Cipres retains the quality taste and aroma you expect from your cup of coffee - ready to enjoy at any time of day without the caffeine. Name: Swiss Water Decaf...
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Hundred House Coffee: Costa Rica, La Candelilla, Natural Hundred House Coffee: Costa Rica, La Candelilla, Natural
from 227g: £10.50
From Hundred House Coffee: La Candelilla was the first independent mill created in Costa Rica in the 2000’s. They used to deliver their cherries to the huge neighbour Coope Tarrazu mill but decided in 1998 to add value to their product taking control of the process. The farms and mill...
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Horsham Coffee Roaster: Costa Rica, San Juanillo, Carbonic Macerated Natural Horsham Coffee Roaster: Costa Rica, San Juanillo, Carbonic Macerated Natural
from 250g: £12.75
From Horsham Coffee Roaster: This is a truly unique and distinctive coffee produced specifically for us by our friends at San Juanillo and the Patalillo micro mill. The carbonic maceration process involves fermenting coffee in large containers with a one way valve. This enhances the fermentation process and helps to...
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