Streetlevel Espresso Subscription
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Producer // Various
Processing // Wet-Process
Region // West Valley, Tarrazu
Cultivar // Caturra, Villa Sarchi
Elevation // 1,300 - 1,600 meters
Tasting Notes // Cherry, Marzipan, Creamy
Cup Characteristics: This blend of Streetlevel is rooted in deep cherry and sweet almond. The body is creamy but effervescent, and will hold true in any brewing process. The depth and character of Streetlevel is unrivaled.
Sourcing information: This year’s Costa Rica iteration of Streetlevel showcases our diverse and expansive relationships throughout the amazing country. Four of our favorite coffees from this year’s harvest season have come together to make up an espresso that is rooted in structure and mouthfeel above all else.
Our base is made up of coffees from the West Valley. From the Helsar de Zarcero mill comes a new farmer we started working with this year, Rafael Gonzalez. He grows Caturra on 6 hectares of his farm in San Luis de Zarcero. Also from the West Valley is our Finca Manantiales Lot #12, from Esnider Rodriguez. We offered a similar lot from the former 1st place Cup of Excellence winner this year. These coffees add a depth and brightness to the blend.
Brumas del Zurqui is located in the Central Valley of Costa Rica near the capital, San Jose. Juan Ramon Alvarado’s farm is called La Nena. Known for his amazing attention to detail, Alvarado grows and processes with an ease we don’t often see. At the foothills of the Barva Volcano, La Nena sits at 1350 masl. Almost all of its production is of the Caturra cultivar. Over a cup of coffee in our roastery late in 2012 we told Juan Ramon how his coffee wouldn’t stay on our shelves because of how great it was. How true this was, so we knew it would make the perfect compliment to our other coffees from Costa Rica in Streetlevel this year.
The remaining quarter comes from Diego Calderon who 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.
Preparation Recommendations: With coffees from three distinct growing regions in Costa Rica, we have found Streetlevel to be rooted in its pillowy mouthfeel. This is accentuated the most at 27-28 grams out.
IN: 19.6-19.8 GRAMS // OUT: 27-28 GRAMS // @: 25-27 SECONDS