Costa Rica - Mata Acuna Mill - Women Producers Series

Origin: Costa Rica, Verapaz

Variety: Caturra, Catuai, Obata, Hybrid H3

Altitude: 1550-1750 MASL

Process: Washed

Notes: 

  • Cherry
  • Honey
  • Lychee

Analynn Garro began farming coffee in the 1990s. Most of the coffee cherries she produced were sold to large mills, which made controlling the final product close to impossible. Seven year ago, Analynn changed direction and built the Mata Acuna micro-mill on her property.

At Mata Acuna, Analynn took control of coffee production and also became a steward of the environment. All water at the mill is recycled and reused to avoid contaminating rivers and creeks.

In this microlot, Caturra, Catuaí, Obata, and Hybrid H3 varietals were depulped and fully washed. After washing the coffee beans were laid out in a greenhouse to dry with regulated sunlight and wind. The coffee was then packed and stored in food-grade bags to delay aging in preparation for export.

 

*Our preferred brewing method for this coffee is Chemex with a 1:12 coffee to water ratio