Climpson & Sons - Single Origin: Finca Gloria, Costa Rica
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The farm was originally planted out in coffee, but Don Gerrardo decided to experiment with other activities and by the early 2000s, most of the land had been converted into grazing land for livestock. In 2010, however, he decided to return the land to coffee growing and planted most of the farm in a mix of 95% Villa Sarchi and 5% Yellow Catuai trees. After 45 years of toiling away on the farm, Gerardo remains open to innovative farming techniques and new methods. Today, “Lote Gloria” is one of Don Gerardo’s prized parcels of land, and all coffee grown on its 8 hectares is always processed as a specialty microlot.
This ‘Lote Gloria’ microlot was processed at the nearby Cafetalera Herbazu Mill using the Red Honey method.
There are different ways of processing with honeys and naturals, the Perla Negra method is a natural process where the coffee is turned normally on raised beds. Compared to Yellow Honey where 100% mucilage is left on and the coffee is turned hourly on the bed; Red Honey: 100% mucilage left on, coffee turned several times a day on the bed (less frequently than Yellow Honey) and Black Honey: 100% mucilage left on, coffee turned only once per day.
Herbazu is a micromill run by two brothers and has become one of the best-known in Costa Rica’s West Valley. It was one of the first innovators in the micromill revolution in Costa Rica; as such, they have built a strong reputation for quality through their care and control in all types of processing. This microlot was processed using the red honey method, whereby 80-90% of the mucilage remains on the bean. Beans are dried on raised beds in overcast or shaded conditions and are raked on the first morning and then only once or twice in the afternoon
Great for: Aeropress, Filter
Origin: Central America/Costa Rica - West Valley, Naranjo region
Owner: Gerardo Vargas Rojas
Process Method: Natural (Dry) - Red Honey Process
Varietals: Villa Sarchi 95% & Yellow Catuai 5%
Roasterr: Climpson & Sons
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Initial collection: Climpson & Sons - London
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