El Alto, Costa Rica
Harvested: Winter 2016-2017
Location: Piedra del Rivas, Costa Rica
Tastes like: blackberry, nectarine, pecan praline
Grown by: Grace Calderón Jiménez
The coffees from Grace Calderón Jiménez’s El Alto first introduced us to the Los Crestones Micro Mill in Piedra del Rivas, Costa Rica. Since 2009, we’ve looked forward to Grace’s coffee every harvest, and it never disappoints.
These Caturra variety trees are grown 1885 meters above sea level on her one-hectare farm. The coffee is processed at Los Crestones Micromill, where it is mechanically washed before being dried on raised beds.