Santa Teresa - Geisha Natural
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Geisha natural • Santa Teresa • Dota Valley, Tarrazu, Costa Rica
notes / strawberry, watermelon, rose
profile / tropical, velvety, long sweet finish
region / Dota Valley, Tarrazu
altitude / 2000 masl
varietals / Geisha
producers / Roger and Alex Ureña
farm / Santa Teresa
harvest date / February 2021
processing / natural
drying method / raised beds
importer / Forward Coffee
This micro-mill is located in the pristine Dota Valley of Costa Rica at 2000 meters above sea level, hence the name Santa Teresa 2000. An ideal location for processing coffee as it's a consistent cool, crisp climate, with moderate amounts of sunshine rolling in through the course of the day.
Santa Teresa 2000 has over 10 different plots of land in which they're growing coffee through out the Tarrazu region - all of these coffees are brought to the same micro-mill for processing.
The operation is run by a father, son combo, Roger and Alex Ureña, two very humble gentlemen very well versed in all aspect of coffee. They have 13 small farms throughout the Dota Valley that collectively add up to about 30 hectares. The recurring theme of these farms is the high altitude, 1600m and above, and exotic varieties planted throughout them, including Geisha, Pacamara, Villalobos, Ethiopia 47, Typica Mejorado and more.
This lot comes from a majority Geisha plot of land, with a small percentage of Ethiopia 47 scattered throughout - so imagine slightly more body and tactility to the cup structure. The cherries are taken straight to raised beds to dry for 20 days on average, with the final 3 days in controlled dryers to achieve optimal moisture.