Naranjo, Llano Bonito, Costa Rica
Coffea Arabica, Villalobos and Caturra
This multiple award winning coffee is grown by Ricardo Perez Barrantes and family in a zone called Llano Bonito in Naranjo. Ricardo has a great understanding of the growing and processing and how this is reflected in the cup quality, which has given us this exceptional coffee.
The Villalobos variety is a natural mutation of Typica. With its elegant and light cup profile, we truly believe it makes it worth every one of Ricadro’s efforts. The mill where the coffee is being processed, Helsar, is about 10 years old now, providing us traceability to all of the farms they’re processing coffee from and we are buying several coffees processed at Helsar this year. Known for its efforts towards sustainability, we are truly impressed with their work, which includes making their own organic fertilizer from coffee cherry pulp added to molasses and minerals. It was also the first coffee mill in Costa Rica to be certified as zero emission by planting trees in a nature preservative nearby and using low impact machinery to process the coffee.
Gentle acidity and smooth texture, with flavours of raspberry, candied lemon peel and allspice.