Green Costa Rica La Minita(UNROASTED COFFEE BEANS)
Costa Rica La Minita



REGION: Tarrazu
VARIETAL: Caturra + Hibrido
FARM: Hacienda La Minita
ALTITUDE: 1500-1750 M
FARMER: McAlpin Family



The 2012 La Minita crop harvested a rich, sweetly bright and perfectly balanced coffee. It offers a light syrupy texture and a full body along with dusk floral note that transcends into a cherry, nut and molasses flavored cup.

La Minita means "the small mine." Traditionally, local legend has it that pre-Colombian Indians came to look for gold on the land that is now the farm. The coffee from the farm is considered a Tarrazu coffee, but the geography and microclimate of the farm produces a much more balanced coffee than other Tarrazu coffees.

Tarrazu coffee has for many years been recognized as one of the great coffees of the world. Using this superior raw material, La Minita workers have taken the time, trouble and expense to prepare a coffee that no other can match. La Minita has a special crew of pickers that are instructed to pick only the ripest of beans. At the mill, extreme care is taken in the handling of this coffee. The last step before bagging is a special hand sorting to remove any remaining defects. A top sorter can clean up to 50 lbs. in one day. For every 100 lbs. of raw material, only 23 lbs. of it ends up as La Minita Tarrazu. Yearly, Hacienda La Minita produces 1700 bags of the world famous La Minita Tarrazu coffee. The owner of Hacienda La Minita handles all of the export and distribution of this coffee directly.

We are proud that Klatch Roasting is one of the few specialty coffee roasters in the United States selected to carry this superb coffee. Only roasters that are informed, interested and enthusiastic about coffee were chosen. We look forward to offering you this coffee for years to come. With La Minita we can comfortably say the quality will always be in the cup!

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