El Angel: Lecheria, Costa Rica

$ 19.50

Harvested: Spring 2017

Variety: Caturra

Location: Tarrazú, Costa Rica

Tastes like: candied orange, caramel apple, plum

Grown by: Alejandra and Arturo Chacón

 

When we first tasted the coffee from the daughter and father team of
Alejandra and Arturo Chacón, we were struck by the completeness of
the package. The coffee was terrifically sweet and balanced, but also
had an interesting, if not complex, acidity. During the past five years
the Chacóns have built a small micro-mill for processing their coffees
that they call El Angel. In addition to purchasing the aqua-pulper,
the family has also built drying tables and a small bodega to safely
store the coffee.
Wanting to provide additional support, Ritual
began a sponsorship program to help rehabilitate and revitalize the
farm. Over the past several years, it has been very exciting to see the
quantity and the quality of the Chacón family’s coffee improve in
tandem - a measurable success for both producer and consumers like
us.
This selection is from the section of farm nearest to the old dairy,
or lecheria. Of slightly higher elevation, and comprised exclusively
of Caturra trees, the coffees from this section of farm are washed in
a more traditional manner, with a brief fermentation period, to bring
out the clean fruit acidity we love.