Don Nelsyn - Natural
ROAST | LIGHT MEDIUM
ORIGIN | TOBOSI, LOS SANTOS, COSTA RICA
NOTES | ORANGE ZEST, TAMARIND, RED CHERRY
Don Nelsyn came on the coffee scene, not as multi-generational farmer or producer, but as an agronomy engineer! In 2010, he was hired by a huge company called Mercurio Industria to save a farm they had purchased forty-three years prior, Finca Los Loma. In 2020, after several years of implementing sustainable farming practices and plant cultivation, Nelsyn suggested turning their attention toward specialty coffee. Today, the farm is home to several coffee varieties including Bourbon, Villa Sarchi, Geisha, and others, including today's release: F1, a Costa Rican classic variety known for both its quality and disease resistance.
Processing: Coffee cherries are hand-picked at peak ripeness before being delivered to the wet mill, where they are initially floated to remove any cherries of lesser quality. This lot has been processed as a natural, so it immediately found its way to a greenhouse where it sun-dried for 10 days in large mounds, allowing for natural fermentation to occur. Drying was finalized in mechanical dryers at a low temperature.
In the cup: This coffee is a truly lovely example of Natural processing from Costa Rica - it's vibrant and fruity, but not boozy or funky. It is approachable in its expression, reminding us of red popsicles and candy. At the cupping table, we enjoyed tasting notes like orange zest, tamarind, and red cherry. Cheers.
Producer | Don Nelsyn
Wet Mill | Fatima
Farm | Los Loma
Process | Natural
Variety | F1
Elevation | 1750 masl