SANTA TERESA 2000 [2021]



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Arrived September 15, 2021

Forward has purchased 3 x 23kg boxes of Santa Teresa 2000 Yellow Honey Geisha.

Three (3) bags of this lot have been booked by Proud Hound Coffee in Cincinnati, Ohio

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.  It is an ideal location for processing coffee, as it has a consistently 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 throughout 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 who are very well versed in all aspects 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 year Forward has purchased four (4) lots from Santa Teresa 2000. 

This lot comes from a majority Geisha plot of land, with a small percentage of Ethiopia 47 scattered throughout - imagine slightly more body and tactility to the cup structure. The cherries are pulped and left in tanks overnight prior to being taken to raised beds to dry for 15 days, on average, with the final 2 days in controlled dryers to achieve optimal moisture.

Variety: Geisha
Price per kilogram: $26.40 USD FOB
Process: Yellow Honey 
Total kilos purchased: 69kg (3 x 23kg bags) 
Harvest date: February 2021 
Fermentation: 12 hour overnight fermentation in open-air tanks and mucilage

Drying time: 15 days
Drying temperature: 28°C Max. - 14°C Min.  
Altitude: 2000masl
Region: Dota Valley, Tarrazu, Costa Rica