Costa Rica Finca San Luis
Finca San Luis and the La Montaña de Tarrazu Micromill in Costa Rica is a family business, overseen by two sisters, Daniela and Tatiana Gutierrez, having taken over day-to-day operations from their father, Jorge. Daniela handles day-to-day operations and is passionate about specialty coffee; she has learned about barista skills as well as roasting and enjoys drinking the coffees that La Montaña produces. The sisters' father is still involved at the farm, but the sisters are working in the commercialization of the coffee.
Jorge acquired his first farm 40 years ago, and he is still fascinated by coffee production. He has dedicated his whole life to growing coffee, and now his daughters are following in his footsteps. "Coffee for us is our way of life," says Daniela. "It is a job that we enjoy and that we are passionate about. Coffee is what we breathe and what we love to do."
Grower: Daniela Gutierrez
Farm: Finca San Luis
Region: Santa Maria de Dota, Tarrazu, Costa Rica
Cultivar: Caturra, Catuai
Altitude: 1600 to 1800 meters
Processing Method: Fully Washed and Sun Dried
Roast Level: Medium Roast
Cup profile: Brown Sugar, Chocolate, Candied Orange
The Cup: This coffee has caramel, chocolate, orange, and lemon flavors; it is sweet with a long-lasting aftertaste and has a smooth mouthfeel.