Costa Rica Los Angeles - Don Cayito
Producer // Don Cayito
Country // Costa Rica
Region // Tarrazu
Cultivar // Caturra, Catuai
Process // Wet-Process
Elevation // 1,800 Meters
Tasting Notes // Watermelon, Lemonade, Exciting
Cup Characteristics: A vibrant lemonade acidity takes hold of this coffee from the very beginning. Exciting and vivid throughout, a refreshing watermelon sweetness highlights the cup.
Sourcing information: Diego Calderon is the son of Ricardo Calderon. Together they farm and mill exceptional coffees at the highest points of Dota, Tarrazu, in the Los Angeles community. Years ago they decided to leave their cooperative and start processing and milling their own coffee. This decision was not one they took lightly, and ultimately they were prepared to add more hard work if it meant a better product that would take to market more enthusiastically. The Talamanca Sierra is a mountain range that surrounds most of the central coast of Costa Rica, with peaks upwards of 3000 meters. The terrain is rugged and diverse with streaming rivers throughout. The proximity to both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean plus the presence of the rivers provides one of the most ideal yet diverse coffee growing regions in Central America. Diego has always been someone to start new projects that might lead to something great. He has never shied away from the uncharted. His new farm, Don Cayito is in its first year of harvest. The farm sits at 1800 meters and has producing trees all the way up to 2000. He grows the majority of Catuai variety with some Caturra in there as well. The altitude and area are perfect climate for getting the most out of the Catuai variety, which is known for its delicate acidity and great aromatics. This is the first full harvest at Don Cayito and at a mere ten bags of exportable coffee, this is the epitome of a micro lot. We are extremely excited and fortunate to be offering this coffee as a world exclusive.