Farm: Santa Rosa 1900
Producer: Gelberth Naranjo
Origin: Santa Rosa, Tarrazu, Costa Rica, 1.900-2.000masl
Process: Double fully washed, dried on raised beds
Flavour notes: Tropical fruits, cherries, marzipan
Santa Rosa 1900 is a small farm in the region of Tarrazu in Costa Rica. The farm is owned and run by the progressive farmer Gelberth Naranjo.
The washing station and micro mill is at 1900 meters above sea level, which makes it one of the most elevated in the area.
Mr Naranjo is growing Caturra and Red Catuai at the farm. The coffee trees grow in steep slopes with a lot of natural shade vegetation. Avocado, citrus and banana trees have been planted to give more shade. The produce from the shade trees also works as an extra income throughout the year.
The cherries are carefully hand picked and then sorted at the washing station before being processed. The coffee is separated into day lots. This means that every lot can be traced back to when it was picked and of course how big the lot was.
After the coffee has been washed and fermented it is dried on raised beds. The drying process is rather slow thanks to the rather cool and ever-changing weather in the mountain passes of Tarrazu.
The coffee is sorted several times. The “Oliver” which is a machine that shakes the beans into different funnels depending on weight/density does the last sorting.
Mr Naranjo is very careful during all the stages of the production. He knows that attention to detail matters when it comes to producing coffee of the highest quality. The washing station is kept very clean at all times.
This is the second year we work with Gelberth Naranjo.