This lovely Costa Rican coffee comes from San Marcos in Tarrazu. It is produced by the CoopeTarrazú co-operative, consisting of 3,000 coffee producers and 250 mill workers. Starting in the early 1960’s this co-operative produced coffee is recognised for its exceptional quality. The CoopeTarrazú pride themselves on having developed a sustainable coffee culture, protecting the environment as well as improving the quality of their members and the local population. This lovely La Pastora is grown between 1,200 and 1,800 meters and is a mix of Caturra and Catuai varieties. The altitude designates this a SHB, strictly hard bean, one of the highest categories. The coffee is harvested between December and March is washed and then drum-dried at their own mill. Tarrazu coffees are renowned for their crisp clean flavour and are often referred to as being ‘classically complete’, we have medium dark roasted these beans as I feel lighter roasting brings out the more acidic winey notes, flavoured by some but not appreciated by me. This lighter roasting seems to be a ‘thing’ at the moment amongst London roasters but I am not impressed and feel the fad may well soon fade!
You will receive 100 grams of these roasted beans for £5.00 this will allow you to make between 20 and 40 cups of coffee depending on cup size. Five grams per cup, the quantity of coffee used will be quite personal so these are guidelines only. This works out at between twenty-five pence and twelve pence per cup. We also sell larger quantities of this coffee at a more economical rate, the price per cup will therefore be lower.
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