Organic Finca Amistad, Costa Rica
Farm: Finca Amistad, located in the Puntarenas province bordering Panama, is owned and operated by Roberto Montero, a third generation coffee farmer. Roberto’s grandfather purchased over 10,000 hectares of land in the early 1900’s and began cultivating coffee. The family has since has returned more than 6,000 hectares of land to the government of Costa Rica for the preservation of La Amistad International Park, the largest natural reserve in Central America. Only 300 hectares of land are utilized for coffee cultivation while the remainder of the 4,000 hectare estate is a preserved forest teeming with wildlife.
Roberto is equally as committed to his employees, providing more than 100 full time jobs, free housing and medical care for seasonal workers and school supplies for employees’ children.
Cupping Notes: Bergamot, red licorice and cranberry
Country: Costa Rica
Region: Coto Brus, Puntarenas
Elevation: 1200 – 1500 Masl
Cultivars: Caturra, Catuai
Harvest: October - February
Process: Fully washed & dried in the sun & mechanical driers
Roast Level: Medium