Efrain Naranjo - Double Washed
ROAST | LIGHT MEDIUM
ORIGIN | SANTA ROSA DE LEON CORTES, TARRAZU, COSTA RICA
NOTES | VIBRANT CITRUS, CANDIED APRICOT, DARK HONEY
Efrain Naranjo has been in and around the coffee-producing industry in Costa Rica since 1964. In 2010, he started the Santa Rosa 1900 wet mill with his son, Gelbert. At Santa Rosa 1900, Efrain and his family process an expanding list of coffee varieties and are working on perfecting multiple processing techniques.
This particular lot from the Santa Rosa 1900 is from a farm Efrain purchased in 2004 called Finca Macho. Finca Macho is located in a remote area of Leon Cortes and is between 1900 and 1950 meters above sea level. The microclimate in this area is ideal for high-quality coffee production.
The wet processing operation is overseen by another of Efrain's sons, Kevin. Ripe coffee cherries are rested for 24 hours in a receiving tank before being de-pulped and washed completely. Once washed, the coffee is moved to a separate tank where freshwater is added where a 24-hour fermentation takes place. Finally, the coffee is dried on raised beds (this happens fairly quickly at the Santa Rosa 1900 mill because it is quite windy).
This coffee boasts an exciting flavor profile with vibrant citrus notes and fruited sweetness we describe as candied apricot. A smooth, dark honey finish balances the brightness of the citrus. This is a coffee from Costa Rica you do not want to miss!
Producer | Efrain Naranjo
Wet Mill | Santa Rosa 1900
Variety | Red Catuai
Process | Double Washed
Elevation | 1900 - 1950 masl