Costa Rica Helsar de Zarcero (Organic)
Helsar de Zarcero Organic



REGION: Alajuela
VARIETAL: Caturra, Catuai + Villalobos
FARM: Finca Santa Rica
FARMER: Ricardo Antonio Perez Barrantes
ROAST: Medium
NOTES: 92 pts by Coffee Review, COE #3

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The Helsar is back! This is a perfectly balanced coffee. It provides a crisp complex fruit acidity along with a round, creamy and juicy mouthfeel . It's a sweet clean cup with caramel-toffee notes (when hot), sweet-floral and citrus (grapefruit) notes as it cools down and a dark chocolate finish. Overall, it's a complete and delicate coffee.

With over 30 years of experience of being a coffee producer in the western region of the Costa Rica, Señor Pérez Barrantes counts on the support of his wife and sons to produce a meticulously grown full-washed organic coffee. Pérez grows the varieties of Caturra, Catuai and Villalobos of organic origin. Finca Santa Lucia uses other varieties of trees to offer the necessary shade to the micro-lots, among them: fruit trees, native trees, and banana trees.

Demonstration of hard work and efficiency has earned Helsar 3rd place in Costa Rica Cup of Excellence in 2007 and scored 91.37 points by International Jury. Coffee Review scored Helsar with 92 points describing the bean as "flowers, white wine and tangerine-like citrus soften toward a cocoaish dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Delicately bright, wine-like acidity, silky mouthfeel. Gently tart, chocolate-toned finish."

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