EL CIPRES - 2017

costa-rica

84-85
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Altitude

1650 - 1835 masl

Preparation

Washed & Honey process

Location

Llano Bonito de León Cortes, Tarrazú

Variety

Catuai and Caturra

Owner

Jesus Mora Camacho and Adelina Camacho Portugues

Harvest

Main: DEC - FEB

Shipment

April - May

El Cipres is located in the region of Tarrazú and belongs to Jesus Mora Camacho and Adelina Camacho Portugues. The farm has belonged to the Camacho Portugues family since 1939.  

When the family moved into the region, they were one of the first to establish themselves in Llano Bonito de Leon Cortes, and the family dedicated their lives to the agricultural practices of coffee and livestock. The legacy of their family has continued to be carried through the generations and their goal now is to perpetuate the practices of high-end specialty coffee.

El Cipres has a diverse range of plant and crop life, with shade provided by Orange, Avocado, Banana, Plantain, Poro, Cedar and Indian Cane, as well as fruit trees that provide food and shelter to native birds of the region. El Cipres is constantly implementing better practices such as regulated shade and controlling weeds and applications of fertilizers in a sustainable manner.

The family Camacho process their coffee at Beneficio AFAORCA (The Association of Organic Families of the Caraigres Hills), an organisation based in the Tarrazú Valley. AFAORCA was founded in 1996 with the aim of improving the production, processing, marketing and legislation of organic coffee. Their overarching goal is to improve the livelihoods of the families involved. They offer employment to producers in the off-season at their local café in Tarbaca, and provide organic education for the general public. 

3 Lots Available:

FSC-1047  *SOLD OUT

Lot: El Cipres - Honey Process

Altitude: 1650 masl

Varieties: Caturra

Process: Honey

Cup Profile: Green apple and grape with a creamy body 

SCAA Cup Score: 84.5

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FSC-1048 *SOLD OUT*

Lot: El Cipres - Washed 1859

Altitude: 1650 masl

Varieties: Caturra

Process: Washed

Cup Profile: Milk chocolate and caramel in the cup with juicy pear acidity

SCAA Cup Score: 84

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FSC-1062  *SOLD OUT*

Lot: El Cipres - Platanos

Altitude: 1789 masl

Plot size: 0.4 hectares

Producer: Jesus Mora Camacho

Varieties: Caturra

Process: Washed*

Cup Profile: Chocolate, stone fruit and honey, well balanced.

SCAA Cup Score: 84

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FSC-1064 *SOLD OUT

Lot: El Cipres - Plantanos

Altitude: 1835 masl

Plot size: 0.7 hectares

Producer: Randall Mora Solano

Varieties: Caturra & Costa Rica 95

Process: Washed*

Cup Profile: Praline and citrus notes. Super sweet with a syrupy body.

SCAA Cup Score: 84

*Both the Adelina and Plantanos lots have been washed in an Ecological module, in which the use of water does not exceed more than 33oz per 2.2lbs. Following the washing process, the coffee is sun-dried on patios and drying beds.