Los Crestones, Costa Rica
Harvested: Winter 2016-2017
Variety: Caturra, Catuaí
Location: Chirripó, Costa Rica
Tastes Like: fuji apple, honeydew melon, chocolate milk
Grown By: Los Crestones Community Farmers
The people of La Piedra de Rivas grow these Caturra and Catuaí variety trees on their various small farms, 1600-1800 meters above sea level, in the Chirripó mountain region. Previously, their coffee had been brought to a nearby mill and bought and sold at low, generic prices. Feeling that they had better than generic coffee, they bonded together to open their own mill, Los Crestones, and appointed one of the community growers, Hermes Calderón, as the micromill manager.
Last year, Ritual invested in the longevity of this mill by funding the creation of new, modern drying facility, and the results shine in this year’s offerings, with clean bright flavors that are just as brilliant today as when we tasted the coffees at origin in Chirripó with a group of baristas and other staffthis past March.