Costa Rica Brunca Marespi, Costa Rica (Red Honey) Specialty Coffee

14,20 EUR
Cupping notes
Apple, Grapefruit, Sour Cherry, Medium-High Acidity, Medium Body, High Sweetness
Origin Costa Rica
Region Pérez Zeledón, Buenavista
Farm Beneficio Marespi S. A.
Producer Olman Ureña Ulloa
Fermentation Red Honey
Arabica Variety Red Catuaí
Altitude 1600 - 1850m
Crop year 2022

Roasting profile Omni Light (good for espresso | filter)
Resting period Filter 7 days | Espresso 14 days
Roasting profile by Bogdan Georgescu - World Coffee Roasting Vice-Champion and Romanian National Champ
Roasted on Probat P12

We know how important it is that you always have fresh coffee, that's why we roast 2 days a week: 
Tuesdays and Thursdays.
We will try to honor everyone's orders ASAP, but please keep in mind when placing the order that the delivery time may vary 1-2 days due to this.

In the bag, you will find coffee beans.
We can grind the coffee for you! All you need to do is to mention in the Observations Box, before completing your order, how exactly you need it: for espresso, filter, coffeepot, etc.
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Grower Olman Ureña, a third-generation farmer, has owned and produced coffee on his farm for over 25 years. The Marespi micro mill (also known as Beneficio) where his Costa Rica Red Honey microlot is processed is state-of-the-art; it includes patios for sun-drying, elevated beds for more rigorous drying, and for more inclement weather, a greenhouse and specially designed drum dryers.

Every lot of coffee that passes through Marespi is thoroughly separated in order to assure full traceability and consistently high cup quality. The mill itself is located nearby, between Costa Rica’s Central Valley and Tarrazu regions; an ideal location for a milling operation, allowing them to process coffee from the best farms of these renowned growing regions. Honey processing has become somewhat popular for a different taste profile from many coffee countries over the last few years. Using the honey method, coffee cherries are de-pulped, but much of the cherry fruit is left on the bean. The remnants of the cherry will then ferment into the bean – with mill operators very carefully drying and rotating the beans so there isn’t any chance of rot that could ruin the lot. When done correctly, as is the case with Mr. Ureña’s Costa Rica Honey microlot, the honey process results in a very pleasant-tasting cup profile with accentuated sweetness, body, and citrusy overtones.

Arabica Variety Red Catuai

A cross between highly productive Mundo Novo and compact Caturra, made by the Instituto Agronomico (IAC) of Sao Paulo State in Campinas, Brazil. The plant is highly productive compared to Bourbon, in part because of its small size, which allows plants to be closely spaced; it can be planted at nearly double the density. The plant’s shape makes it relatively easy to apply pest and disease treatments. It is mainly characterized by great vigor and its low height; it is less compact than Caturra. It is highly susceptible to coffee leaf rust. Catuaí derives from the Guarani multo mom, meaning “very good." Today, it is considered to have good but not great cup quality. There are yellow-fruited and red-fruited types and have since been many selections in different countries. The cultivar was created in 1949 from a crossing of yellow Caturra and Mundo Novo, and was initially called H-2077.
The variety was released in Brazil in 1972 after pedigree selection (selection of individual plants through successive generations) and is in wide cultivation there. In Brazil, there are multiple lines of Catuai available; some are notable for their high productivity. The Catuaí lines transferred to Central America seem to be less productive; studies in Honduras and Costa Rica found no significant differences in productivity have been observed between Caturra and Catuaí.

It is economically important in Costa Rica, where a yellow-fruiting Catuai was introduced in 1985, whose descendants have spread widely through the country. It was introduced into Guatemala in 1970; currently, about 20% of the country’s production is Catuai. It has a negligible presence in other Central American countries.

Fermentation Red Honey

The relatively recent emergence of a processing style known as honey has become prominent throughout Central American coffee-producing countries, perhaps most notably in Costa Rica. This process retains some of the desirable characteristics of a full natural fermented coffee (heavy body, sweet fruitiness with lower acidity, deep chocolate notes) while also speeding the drying process considerably, and reducing some of the risks of spoilage, mold, and other defects that can occur with a fully intact coffee cherry on the drying patios or tables.

The most obvious benefit to the Honey process over strict naturals is the speed and efficiency of the drying process, as well as the various flavor characteristics that can emerge through fermentation and exposure. On the other hand, the exposed fruit material does create more risk for the producers, as it requires more labor in drying to prevent taints from developing. These coffees will also often have an uneven or inconsistent appearance in their green forms, which can be unappealing for roasters who are used to the more uniform cleanliness of a Washed coffee.

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