Costa Rica, SHB EP “El Tigre” > Medium Roast


Costa Rica, SHB EP “El Tigre” > Medium Roast


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Taste Notes:   Crisp, clean, bright acidity, a good snap, flowery (almost lemony) citrus with a slight hint of nuttiness in the finish.
Region:   Single Estate Grower in the Central Valley Region            
900 - 1500m                  
Catuai, Caturra and Typica                 

Our single estate Costa Rica “El Tigre” is our importer's trading exclusive, and a long-standing company favorite. The El Tigre is graded SHB/EP and produced by two wonderful, multi-generation coffee familias. The farms are located northeast of Costa Rica’s capital city San Jose, high up in the volcanic mountains of Heredia and Barva. This area is also part of Costa Rica’s famed Central Valley coffee growing region.

El Tigre is comprised of mostly catuai, caturra and typica varietals. It is washed and wet milled on site at the family’s private mill in Barva, and either sun dried or mechanically dried depending on weather and precipitation. The dried beans are safely stored in the parchment until the exact time it’s ready to ship. Then and only then is the parchment removed and the coffee prepped and sorted for export. Keeping the parchment on the green up until its point of export helps to retain moisture content, preserve acidity and protect unique varietal and farming characteristics, all of which are reflected in our cupping and quality scores.

Our importer have been working with this Costa Rican family estate for 25 years. In that time they have built a wonderful long-term relationship that provides the opportunity to market their fantastic coffee to roasters like us.