Costa Rica Roger Solis - Finca San Francisco Yellow Honey Catuai
|69 KG BAG
About This Coffee
This yellow honey microlot comes from producer Roger Solis. His Finca San Francisco is situated on the slopes of the Caraigres mountain in the Los Santos Region, also known as Tarrazu.
This lot milled at La Casona doña Lina Micromill, part of the family of mills operated by Exclusive Coffees.
|Leon Cortes, Tarrazu
|Finca San Francisco
|La Casona doña Lina Micromill
|CRI CA WA MIC
|69 KG BAG
The History of Costa Rican Coffee
Coffee came to Costa Rica as early as 1779 and within 50 years was generating more revenue than any other crop, but by the 1830’s they were growing more coffee than the ships heading south could take. And virtually no infrastructure existed for transporting even a small amount of green coffee to the east coast of Costa Rica (where London was a mere 5,000 miles away). The distribution woes of Costa Rican coffee producers reached the ears of an up-and-coming shipping magnate named William Le Lacheur in 1841 and on Christmas day, 1841 he sailed The Monarch into port at Puntarenas, Costa Rica, and thus began a long and mutually beneficial relationship. On one voyage to London in late in 1843, the Monarch carried more than half a million pounds of Costa Rican coffee.
Growing Coffee in Costa Rica
Coffee grows in eight coffee regions throughout Costa Rica. In the central and northern highlands where most specialty coffee is found, coffee grows from 1200-1700 meters. Ninety percent of Costa Rican coffee is grown by 50,000 farmers on less than 5 hectares. Although nearly all Costa Rican coffee is wet milled, the country produces a wide variety of honey processed coffee. Coffee is dried using both patios and mechanical dryers. Costa Rica grows Typica, Caturra, Catuai, Villa Sarchi, Bourbon and Gesha.
- Subregion Leon Cortes, Tarrazu
- Farm Name Finca San Francisco
- Producer Type Single Estate
- Wet Mill La Casona doña Lina Micromill
- Processing Honey Processed
- Processing Description Yellow Honey
- Plant Species Arabica
- Variety Catuai
- Screen Size 15 Up
- On Sale No
- Top Lot No
- Price Per Kg £7.95
- Status Spot
- Coffee Grade CRI CA WA MIC
- CTRM Contract Number P8001447-1
- Origin Costa Rica
- Warehouse Vollers Group Uk