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The Typica varietal brings floral aromas to this rich and sweet lot from the Tarrazu region. From our long term partners Roger and Alex Ureña at Santa Teresa. The property where the Santa Teresa mill lies has been owned by the Hidalgo family for over 100 years, and is now owned by third generation coffee farmer Roger Ureña Hidalgo. The mill lies near the town of Santa María de Dota in the mountainous Tarrazu region; some of the farm lands surrounding the mill reach up to 2000 masl. Until fairly recently there was no road up to the farmlands, so most of the farm work and transport was accomplished using horses, and Roger grew mainly beans and grass. In 1998, Roger started to grow coffee, planting 5000 trees over a 1 hectare plot at some of the highest altitudes on the farm, known as La Montaña. However, all of the soil, seeds and eventually processed coffee still had to be transported across rough terrain by horse, so the volume of production was always going to be limited. In 2001, Roger was able to hire a tractor and finally build a road to his farm. Since then, he has doubled down his efforts to grow high quality coffee, expanding his planting area with various varietals, grown depending on quality and their suitability for the specific area of the farm they are grown in. Nowadays, the work on the farm and in the mill is done mainly by Roger and his son Alex. Alex visited Denmark in June of 2019 with members of the Exclusive coffee team, seeing both our roastery in Copenhagen and the coffee bar in Aarhus, a welcome return visit after our numerous trips to Santa Teresa over the years. Alex told us he was also looking for some inspiration during their short tour of Europe, as he plans to open a coffee bar in the nearby town of Guayabal along with his father. We have purchased these delicately floral Typica lots from Roger and Alex many times over the years, always delivering on the complex and sweet profile, with notes of jasmine, dark berries and caramel.

Persimmon

Guava

Type

Single Origin

Origin

San José Province, Tarrazu, Costa Rica

Species

Arabica

Varieties

Gibirinna

Process

Honey

Altitude

2000m

Producer

Roger Ureña

Farm

Finca Santa Teresa

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