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Costa Rica Santa Lucia Patio Helsar

Costa Rica Santa Lucia Patio Helsar

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Twelve years ago, Ricardo Pérez Barrantes and the brothers Marvin and Felipe Rodriguez, opened the micro mill in Llano Bonito de Naranjo so they could provide full traceability and the highest quality processing for their own coffee crops. Today, the Helsar micro mill is well known in the specialty coffee world for its sustainable practices. Fertilizer is made on-site from the coffee cherry pulp combined with molasses, mined zinc, boron, and other minerals.

The coffee from Finca Santa Lucia is grown and processed by Don Ricardo and his daughter Mariana. He has a great understanding of the effects of the drying process on his coffees. His willingness to work closely with us on this special processing project coupled with his skill as a grower allows us to showcase this unique coffee from Finca Santa Lucia that was sun-dried on the patio in the Helsar Micro Mill in Zarcero.


Grower  Grower: Ricardo Pérez Barrantes and Mariana Pérez

Farm  Farm: Finca Santa Lucia at Helsar de Zarcero Micro Mill

Region  Region: West Valley, Costa Rica

Cultivar  Cultivar: Caturra, Catuai

Altitude  Altitude: 1650 to 1800 meters

Processing Method  Processing Method: Natural and sun-dried on the patio at Helsar de Zarcero Micro Mill


Roast Level  Roast Level: Medium Roast  Medium Roast

Cup  Cup profile: Vanilla, Chocolate, Roasted Nuts, and Concord Grape

The Cup: The balanced coffee has soft flavors of vanilla and chocolate in the cup. Roasted peanuts and concord grapes flavors smoothen the experience. A hint of bittersweet chocolate shines through at the end for a long-lasting finish.

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