I cannot remember the last time that I offered two coffees from the same farm. However, I had to with this one. Does anyone remember our old Costa Rica Terra Bella coffee? I believe it was our first honey process coffee and it was often described by customers as the best coffee they'd ever tasted. Although this coffee isn't from Costa Rica and has a different flavor profile, when I sampled this coffee it reminded me of the first moment I tried Terra Bella. I could not resist stocking a bunch of this perfect example of what a honey process coffee has to offer.
The flavor notes of this coffee are simple. It is as expected a clean caramel cup. It is sweet, like I'd hope a good honey process coffee would be, and crisp. Like a great green apple. Based on the photo and the description so far, you'd think I'd call it a caramel apple, but I think of tart when I think of that and this is more sweet.
| Roast Level: ||Full City (Dark)|
| Processing: ||Honey Processed|
| Producer: ||Finca Santa Teresa|
| Flavor Notes: ||Caramel, Apples, Sweet|
| Certification: ||Direct Trade|
| Farm || |
Finca Santa Teresa
| Altitude ||1400-1800m|
| Region ||Chiriqui|
| Varietal ||Caturra Catuai|
| Crop Year ||2017|
Finca Santa Teresa is blessed with rich black volcanic soil, a high altitude location and favorable weather patterns associated with both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans; this results in coffees of singular quality. The Finca is located along a series of beautiful valleys and ridges which create a variety of micro-climates and give individuality to each of their lots.
The Finca is located at 1400-1800m and the coffee planting is interspaced by live barriers, streams, and broad sections of virgin forest. Squirrel monkeys and many of the 600 species of birds in the area are often seen in and around the Finca. Adjacent to the farm is the La Amistad International Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site jointly managed by Panama and neighboring Costa Rica. FST operates a best practice approach to all of its activities.