Costa Rica Finca Šumava

Our second lot from this year crop of our favourite Czech-Costarican farm Šumava de Lourdes. Honey processed microlot of red catuaí variety has intensive notes of dark berries, red apple and nougat.

Costa Rica Finca Šumava

350 g Available
Your price (Incl. VAT)
390 Kč
Details
Panama
Country Costa Rica
Varietal Arabica catuaí
Processing Honey
Crop February 2020
Certification Relationship Coffee
Taste Dark berries, red apple, nougat

Finca Šumava de Lourdes

is an ambitious project which was put together by a famous Costa Rican coffee exporter Francisco Mena and a Czech investor. The farm is located about an hour from the capital in the region of Lourdes de Naranjo (map). The idea behind this project is to build a state-of-the-art farm, which will benefit from a huge coffee know-how and strong financial background.

Model and modern farm

Šumava is a model farm which uses modern technologies and new trends in ecologically sustainable farming. The farm uses eco-pulpers together with a retention field for discarded water, which is later used as a fertilizer for coffee plants.

Many different varieties

Šumava has also an exclusive access to the international bank of coffee seeds (CATIE). On the farm, you can spot several different cultivars being planted, e.g.: geisha, sl28, ethiopian heirloom and mix varieties, caturra, villa sarchi, mocca and many others.

Processing

All coffee is processed in a beautiful stainless steel mill, which is equipped by the so called "desmusilaginadoras", i.e. eco-pulpers. This lot was processed using the so called "red honey" method. The eco pulper is set in a way, that cherries go through with quite a lot of mucilage still intact. Therefore, the taste profile is little bit similar to dry processed coffees. Depulped cherries are transported on African beds and slowly dried for approx. 20-25 days, which helps to achieve a longer aging period.

Success in short time

Even though this is only the 6th production year under the new ownership, Finca Šumava has already won the prestigious Cup of Excellence in 2016.
We usually visit Finca Šumava in March to cup through the fresh crop. This year we purchased 5 microlots, including one geisha nanolot.

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