LA CANDELILLA GEISHA - COSTA RICA

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LA CANDELILLA GEISHA - COSTA RICA - Shot
  • 12.750 KD

QUALITY SCORE: 91.50

*Competition Series*

Cup Notes
Jasmine / Lime / Tangerine / Vanilla / Nougat

suggested for espresso and filter

 

 

Technical details
Sanchez family        Costa Rica  
Producer              Country
   Tarrazu                1750 mt
    Terroir               Elevation

 

Wet (washed)             Gesha   
           Fermentation    Variety/Cultivar    

 

  February 2017         August 2017 
   Picked in            Landed in

 

         2400 kg               Vacuum pack 
     Lot size                Arrived in
                                   Customised
      Rubens Gardelli   Genio15 roaster
  Roast profile by    Roasted on

 

 THE STORY BEHIND

La Candelilla is a pioneer when it comes to micro mills: It was one of the first micro mills established in the year 2000 and has been selling specialty coffee since then. The Geisha has been bought by Starbucks and featured in their Black Apron program in the past.
The Sanchez family have been working this land for five generations. Until 2000 nine brothers and sisters and their families separately managed their separately. After years of planning the families pooled their resources and build the La Candelilla Estate & Micro Mill. It was the first of it’s kind in Costa Rica and set the stage for many small producers to follow suit. The micro mill explosion has a lot to do with the sophistication of the processing in Costa Rica. With so many producers experimenting and taking control of their coffee the knowledge has exploded.

The estate now produces of 1000 bags of coffee a year and is highly regarded as one of the best coffee producers in the country. They have been forward thinking about their approach to processing and varietal planting and now produce multiple lots of Geisha every year. The family is one of the few producers in Costa Rica still using traditional fermentation but they have built a vast lagoon system that uses native plants to purify the water before it is returned to the river from which it came.

Didier, the owner of Finca Palmilera, won second place in the 2013 Cup of Excellence with his Geisha, which was a favorite of ours in the competition.
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