This coffee is grown in the Naranjo region on the Gaia Estate (named after a Greek god). Gaia Estate is at 5,000 feet above sea level in the middle of the country and was started in 2015 by a husband and wife.
Washed Costa Ricans are not known to be particularly complex, but rather they are enjoyable for their subtle nuances. The nuances in this one lean towards a blackberry acidity, orange sweetness, and a crisp satisfying clean experience. The acidity is not overbearing, but does add a nice zingy quality to the mouthfeel. We usually describe washed Costa Ricans as "Balanced" because it has a medium acidity, medium complexity, and medium body.
We roast it 45 seconds past the 1st cracks, and not into the 2nd cracks: there’s a surprising amount of body and smoothness for a coffee of this fairly light roast level.
Arrived in US in July 2021