Costa Rica - Finca Chispita

Costa Rica - Finca Chispita


Single Origin Finca Chispita (SL 28 - Yellow Honey Processed), Lourdes de Naranjo, COSTA RICA. Herbazu, owned by the Barrantes family, was a pioneer with their micromill at the beginning of the 2000s. They were selling to Starbucks back then at good prices.

Don Carlos of La Perla Del Cafe spun-off Herbazu, put in his own mill, and currently owns five farms. He only produces about 250 bags a year, but wanted to control his quality all the way, and also have his wife and two daughters involved in the business—hence opening his own impressive operation. He was the first to get SL-28 seeds in Costa Rica, and selflessly gave them away to his fellow producers to help everyone improve their coffee quality and be leaders in coffee innovation in the region. He will also have Geisha production in the coming years.

The quality in his work is impeccable, as he sees his coffee like wine. He truly only picks ripe cherries, or sangre de toro ("bull's blood") as it is called in Costa Rica, and he doesn't let anyone in his drying patio with dirty shoes. 



Coffee description:

  • Type: Arabica
  • Farm: Finca Chispita
  • Botanical Variety: SL 28 (Kenya)
  • Processing Method: Yellow Honey
  • Producer: Don Carlos
  • Growing Altitude: 1500m 
  • Notes on hand drip (V60):  Complex fruit acidity, burnt sugar, plum, ripe tomato, green grape, apple, citrus fruit and a syrupy mouthfeel.

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