|Finca Šumava de Lourdes
|Arabica Gesha / Geisha
|Legendary geisha variety was grown at Finca Šumava, owned by Francisco Mena
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.
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This lot was processed using the classic natural method with prolonged resting after the cherries are picked (reposado). Drying takes place on African beds and takes approx. 20-25 days, which helps to achieve a longer aging period. Dried cherries are transported to the capital city San Jose for the final milling and sorting.
Success in short time
Even though this is only the 7th 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 this geisha nanolot, which we brought home directly from the farm in our check-in luggage.