Costa Rica Francisco Mena 250g Whole Bean
Light roasted coffee tastes best at 10-28 days
- Finca Sumava De Lourdes
- Naranjo, West Valley
- Villa Sarchi
- 1,600 MASL
- Cherry Reposado
Tasting Note: Watermelon, brown sugar, chocolate cream
Finca Sumava De Lourdes is an ambitious project which was put together by a famous Costa Rican coffee exporter Francisco Mena and a Czech investor. The farm is located about an hour from the capital in the region of Lourdes de Naranjo. Šumava is a model farm which uses modern technologies and new trends in ecologically sustainable farming. The farm uses eco-pulpers together with a retention field for discarded water, which is later used as a fertilizer for coffee plants.
The cherries in this lot were first laid out in this area for 3 days before being transferred to raised beds, in a process Francisco refers to as ‘cherry reposado’. This translates to ‘dammed’ or ‘paused’, and literally pauses the cherries from beginning to dry, lengthening the entire drying and adding a new level of intensity to the sweetness. When the cherries are transferred to the raised beds, they have just started to dry, but remain juicy, almost resembling prunes. It has all the features we love in Costa Rican naturals, a deep sugary sweetness, and lots of heavy ripe fruit.
Espresso : 20g : 60g 21-23 seconds, 94°C (1:3 ratio)
V60 : 15g : 250g 3 pulses, 2:30-2:45 minutes, 96-98°C (1:16.5 ratio)
Batch Brew : 1:16 ratio, 94-96°C
Roast every Wednesday.
Ready for shipping every Thursday.