Costa Rica – Cafe Vida – West Valley


Washed
B16614

Costa Rica – Cafe Vida – West Valley B16614


Specs:

Source:

Costa Rica

Region:

West Valley

Farm:

Various smallholder farmers

Variety:

Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon, Villa Sarchi, Villalobos, Sarchimor, Venecia, Costa Rica 95

Altitude:

1100–1600 masl

Processing:

Washed

Notes:

"Sweet and citric with a heavy mouthfeel, chocolate, grapefruit, praline and lemon flavors."

Score:

84 points

Price/Bag:

$4.84 per lb

$213.00 per bag

30 in stock

Quantity:


Background:

Café Vida captures the classic profile of a Washed Costa Rican coffee, with up-front sweetness, mild nuttiness, and sparkling but gentle citric acidity. These are easy-drinking coffees that work well as approachable single-origin brews, or as a sweet base in a blend for any application.

These coffees are depulped and placed in fermentation tanks for 12–24 hours, depending on the pH level of the coffee as it ferments, as well as the volume of coffee in the tank. After the fermentation period, the coffee is washed using water channels and passed through a centriflux machine, which removes the excess water and expedites the drying process. These coffees are dried mechanically.

For more information about coffee production in Costa Rica, visit our Costa Rica page.


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