Costa Rica

Granitos Typica

Floral notes shine through from the Typica varietal, underpinned by the heavy sweet character of Costa Rica.

Expect notes of:

Jasmine

Raisin

Caramel

Granitos Typica

This is the fourth year we have bought Geisha from the micro mill Granitos de Altura. The mill is owned by Omar Calderon and his family, and lies just outside the town of Santa Maria de Dota, in the Tarrazu region. We have visited Omar several times, and dined with him and his family at their house, located next to the mill, high in the Talamanca Sierra, overlooking the beautiful Los Quetzales National Park. They have several small farms scattered around the mill, effectively creating one larger farm. This Typica comes from cherries grown at Ortiz 2000, named for its high altitude, reaching over 2000 masl. Omar then takes the ripe Typica cherries and processes them at Granitos, using the white honey method. This involves leaving a small amount of flesh on the seed during drying, adding sweetness and fruit tones to the cup, but aiming to maintain a very clean representation of the Typica varietal. The florals shine through, with a very clean and sweet cup, one of the most transparent representations of Typica we have tasted this year.

Costa Rica

We buy coffees from a long spine of Costa Rica, running through the country’s capital San Jose. This spine is famous for high quality coffee production the world over, resulting in high prices for farmers. One of the reasons for this is plentiful high altitude, the Talamanca Sierra runs through the region, with peaks of above 3000 masl. This spine is split into 3 regions, the West Valley and Central Valley to the north of San Jose, and Tarrazu to the south. In all of these areas, but especially in Tarrazu, agriculture and coffee growing is a main employer, vital to the economy. In fact, the population of Tarrazu is multiplied by three during harvest season, when workers flock to the region for the high wages paid to skilled pickers. The entire spine is mainly of volcanic origin, helping to provide fertile soils conducive to the production of consistently high scoring coffees, which we keep going back for. 2018 marks the fourth year we have visited our Costa Rican export partners at Exclusive Coffees, and the producers they have connected us with just keep on delivering excellent and transparent coffee experiences. Read more about coffee in Costa Rica, our relationships there, and the micro-mills that create such diversity here:

Altos

About La Cabra

A focus on raw material

If we don’t feel that a coffee suits our style or what we like to present, we simply won’t buy it. Sometimes this leads to issues in green buying; we have to pay very close attention, to a level of green quality that will support this approach, and to how this will develop over the life of a coffee. We are required to focus heavily on the freshness of coffee, both green and roasted, to avoid introducing taints into our cups. We always use clean and fresh water, of an ideal mineral content to present the coffee in its best possible light. Once we have the correct roasting profile, water, and coffee age, the act of brewing is much more simple. A wide variance in brewing parameters can still produce delicious and transparent cups. It is also important to note that this is not always the most consistent approach. The coffee is laid completely bare, so any flaw with the raw material is clearly on show. We could often develop some coffees slightly more, to make them more approachable or easy to work with, but wavering from our philosophy like this would compromise our commitment to complete transparency in coffee.

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Technical
Data

Producer Omar Calderon
Farm Granitos de Altura
Region Tarrazu
Altitude 2000 masl
Varietal Typica
Process Honey
Harvest March 2019

Process
Honey

With the honey process a certain amount of mucilage and pulp are allowed to remain on the coffee bean during depulping. The cover will stay with the bean during fermentation and drying thereby contributing to the sugars absorbed by the bean and affecting the flavour notes of the final cup. The amount of mucilage remaining defines the type of honey process - white, yellow, red or black in ascending order of mucilage concentration. If they are processed properly, the coffees can take on quite a lot of sweetness and flavours while remaining clean.

Raised drying beds (sometimes referred to as African drying beds) are often preferable when working with honey processed coffees, because of the additional airflow they allow. The air ensures that the beans dry evenly and reduces the incidence of fungi and bacteria formation. On the other hand, some farmers are accustomed to using sun-exposed patio drying that require a regular raking of beans to avoid moulds. While total fermentation and drying time depend on such choices as well as ambient temperature and moisture levels, red honey processing easily needs two weeks from depulping until drying has completed.

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You can brew our coffees any way you want it is just a matter of the right ratios.

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Floral notes shine through from the Typica varietal, underpinned by the heavy sweet character of Costa Rica.

Expect notes of:

Jasmine

Raisin

Caramel

Granitos Typica

This is the fourth year we have bought Geisha from the micro mill Granitos de Altura. The mill is owned by Omar Calderon and his family, and lies just outside the town of Santa Maria de Dota, in the Tarrazu region. We have visited Omar several times, and dined with him and his family at their house, located next to the mill, high in the Talamanca Sierra, overlooking the beautiful Los Quetzales National Park. They have several small farms scattered around the mill, effectively creating one larger farm. This Typica comes from cherries grown at Ortiz 2000, named for its high altitude, reaching over 2000 masl. Omar then takes the ripe Typica cherries and processes them at Granitos, using the white honey method. This involves leaving a small amount of flesh on the seed during drying, adding sweetness and fruit tones to the cup, but aiming to maintain a very clean representation of the Typica varietal. The florals shine through, with a very clean and sweet cup, one of the most transparent representations of Typica we have tasted this year.

Costa Rica

We buy coffees from a long spine of Costa Rica, running through the country’s capital San Jose. This spine is famous for high quality coffee production the world over, resulting in high prices for farmers. One of the reasons for this is plentiful high altitude, the Talamanca Sierra runs through the region, with peaks of above 3000 masl. This spine is split into 3 regions, the West Valley and Central Valley to the north of San Jose, and Tarrazu to the south. In all of these areas, but especially in Tarrazu, agriculture and coffee growing is a main employer, vital to the economy. In fact, the population of Tarrazu is multiplied by three during harvest season, when workers flock to the region for the high wages paid to skilled pickers. The entire spine is mainly of volcanic origin, helping to provide fertile soils conducive to the production of consistently high scoring coffees, which we keep going back for. 2018 marks the fourth year we have visited our Costa Rican export partners at Exclusive Coffees, and the producers they have connected us with just keep on delivering excellent and transparent coffee experiences. Read more about coffee in Costa Rica, our relationships there, and the micro-mills that create such diversity here:

Altos

About La Cabra

A focus on raw material

If we don’t feel that a coffee suits our style or what we like to present, we simply won’t buy it. Sometimes this leads to issues in green buying; we have to pay very close attention, to a level of green quality that will support this approach, and to how this will develop over the life of a coffee. We are required to focus heavily on the freshness of coffee, both green and roasted, to avoid introducing taints into our cups. We always use clean and fresh water, of an ideal mineral content to present the coffee in its best possible light. Once we have the correct roasting profile, water, and coffee age, the act of brewing is much more simple. A wide variance in brewing parameters can still produce delicious and transparent cups. It is also important to note that this is not always the most consistent approach. The coffee is laid completely bare, so any flaw with the raw material is clearly on show. We could often develop some coffees slightly more, to make them more approachable or easy to work with, but wavering from our philosophy like this would compromise our commitment to complete transparency in coffee.

Read more

Technical
Data

Producer Omar Calderon
Farm Granitos de Altura
Region Tarrazu
Altitude 2000 masl
Varietal Typica
Process Honey
Harvest March 2019

Process
Honey

With the honey process a certain amount of mucilage and pulp are allowed to remain on the coffee bean during depulping. The cover will stay with the bean during fermentation and drying thereby contributing to the sugars absorbed by the bean and affecting the flavour notes of the final cup. The amount of mucilage remaining defines the type of honey process - white, yellow, red or black in ascending order of mucilage concentration. If they are processed properly, the coffees can take on quite a lot of sweetness and flavours while remaining clean.

Raised drying beds (sometimes referred to as African drying beds) are often preferable when working with honey processed coffees, because of the additional airflow they allow. The air ensures that the beans dry evenly and reduces the incidence of fungi and bacteria formation. On the other hand, some farmers are accustomed to using sun-exposed patio drying that require a regular raking of beans to avoid moulds. While total fermentation and drying time depend on such choices as well as ambient temperature and moisture levels, red honey processing easily needs two weeks from depulping until drying has completed.

La Cabra

Brew Guides

You can brew our coffees any way you want it is just a matter of the right ratios.

Espresso

French-Press

V60

Aeropress

Get notified

Sign up to our email service to get notified with the release of new coffees.

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