New 2022 crop!
This is a very nice Co-op production by COOPEPALMARES, they have a state of the art processing facility with certifications in quality and environmental management. The wet mill utilizes recycled water and the mechanical dryers recirculate airflow to maximize furnace efficiency. The facility also has an organic fertilizer production plant and a water treatment plant.
COOPEPALMARES operates two supermarkets in Palmares and sells roasted coffee for national consumption (although the nicer chops like this tend to get more money when exported). Coop members have access to low interest loans and healthcare for their families at the coop-run health center and mobile clinic.
Tasting Notes: A very nice and clean Costa. Lighter roasts will show that classic Costa sweet floral acidity, a little bit on the lemony side balanced with a little dry nutty/chocolate undertone. As the roasting pushes more into the medium category, the cup develops a bit more body and reduced acidity levels giving a much smoother mouthfeel and more defined chocolaty factor. Creates a wonderful balance of tones. A little lighter floral, a little chocolaty/nutty, very pleasant drinker. Darker roasts hold up nicely as well, turn the cup more stronger and more bakers chocolate like, the roasty notes from darker roasting do compliment the cup. Much more of a chocolate bomb with slightly nutty accents.
Roasting Notes: As with most Costa Rican coffee, the medium roast mark tends to be where they shine. Great everyday drinkers that show some bright complexities on more mild mannered cups. Everyone tends to like a nice Costa, a easy guess on what to serve a crowd of friends or family. A good screen of coffee, easy to roast.
Grower: Cooperativa de Caficultores y de Servicios Múltiples de Palmares (Coopepalmares) | 1400 members
Variety: Caturra, Catuai
Region: Palmares a canton in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica.
Process: Eco-pulped and dried in the sun on patios