Finca Palmilera

Costa Rica

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    Ricardo Hernandez Naranjo
    1400-1900 masl

    Coffee Details

    La Candelilla was one of the first micromills in Tarrazú, opening in the year 2000, though the idea to open the mill came to the growers in 1997, during a coffee crisis. It's a collaboratively owned micromill, established by 7 smallholder producers in Tarrazú: The farmers who use it and deliver their harvests to the mill share ownership. This lot is from one of the founders of the mill, Ricardo Hernandez Naranjo, who was one of the first to suggest to his farmer mates that they should start the "mini beneficio."

    Don Ricardo has been growing coffee for 32 years, and is dedicated to the process, as are many of the producers who utilize La Candelilla. Don Ricardo also worked for 10 years as a consultant at beneficios in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, and even Tanzania, helping mills improve their processing and learning more about coffee quality.

    What we're tasting...

    This coffee strikes a great balance of being bright and contemporary, without wearing out its welcome. It has an accessible, stone fruit acidity and a pleasant, full body. The flavor profile is unique enough to to be interesting but familiar enough to be a daily drinker. We enjoy the Finca Palmilera on Chemex, but it is also great on drip.

    Brew Profile

    METHOD:  Chemex

    COFFEE  1:17  WATER
    10% / 20 SECONDS
    200 F / 93.0 C