Costa Rica Tarrazú - The 'SLOTH' Coffee
The soil, climate and high altitude of Tarrazú produce coffees that are tremendously distinctive and unique, and Tarrazú Don Roberto coffee consistently embodies this.
History of San Rafael:
In 1928, brother and sister Manuel and Romelia Rojas were among the first families to plant coffee in Tarrazú. After experiencing the quality of the Rojas’ coffee, and its distinctive acidity and aroma, the majority of the farmers in the area also changed their crops from sugar to coffee.
Having no immediate relatives, the Rojases eventually sold their farm and mill to Roberto Montero Castro - the coffee pioneer we named this coffee in memory of.
San Rafael fell in love with the pure air, crystal waters and breath-taking slopes of San Marcos de Tarrazú. He completely dedicated himself to his passion for coffee and was known for offering consultative services and assistance in farming techniques to the farmers of Tarrazú.
Flavour notes: Milk chocolate and citrus
Cup characteristics: Sweet and balanced, with a creamy body and bright acidity
Region: Tarrazu, Costa Rica
Sustainability: All of our coffee beans are traceable directly to the farm and the farmer. Our coffees are either Fair Trade Organic (FTO) or Rain Forest Alliance certified, or grown as a collective/cooperative to assure a fair wage and good environmental practice. Our coffee bags are compostable.
Why buy from us? Our award-winning, ethically sourced coffee is freshly hand roasted to order every week. Our aim is to retain the main characteristics of single origin Arabica beans and to enhance them with delicate roasting. All of our medium roast single origin Arabica coffee is suitable for espresso too. Just choose Fine Grind or Whole Bean depending on your coffee machine. #coffeeislife