Crop Year: 2017
Origin: Santa Maria de Dota, Costa Rica
Producer: Martin Guiterrez
This Catuai coffee was grown high in the mountains of Santa Maria de Dota, at Martin Guiterrez' Gamboa farm. Costa Rica is known for its honey coffees, and this is an expertly prepared example. The cherries are floated to remove any imperfect examples before being mechanically pulped to remove some of the mucilage. The beans are then rotated every hour and a half over 15 days of raised-bed drying to attain the perfect moisture content.
All that attention to detail unleashes wild flavors in every cup of Gamboa. Luscious fruit notes like red apple and juicy blackberry mix well with a sticky caramel sweetness. This cup also exhibits a surprising nutty flavor on the back end of the profile, which we don't usually see in honey coffees. If you're looking for a coffee that will make a strong impression, you don't want to miss this one!