COSTA RICA | V & G ESTATE | NATURAL
Country: Costa Rica
Region: Alajuela, Naranjo, San Juanillo
Producer V & G Estate
Elevation: 1500 masl
Local Strava segment:
Notes: Super sweet, big, jammy fruit, black plum
This is our second offering from V & G Estate this season. If you were lucky enough to grab a bag of the Red Honey earlier this month, you know just how fantastic these lots are! We only have 60x 340g bags of this one and the Red Honey was gone in ten days - so... DO NOT MISS OUT!
This coffee is a fairly new variety called H17, which is a hybrid of Catuai & Ethiopian beans - The Catuai gives the plants more resilience to disease, where the Ethiopian gives it distinct fruity / floral notes.
Finca V&G (Vargas and Gutierrez) San Juanillo is the brainchild of an agronomist (Tomas Gutierrez) and an industrial engineer (Allan Vargas), who shared a vision for this 4 hectare farm in San Juanillo, Naranjo when they bought it in 2007.
The initial focus has been on experimentation with hybrid varieties that have been developed by CiCafe (coffee research institute of Costa Rica). These hybrids look to take the best qualities from different varieties; improving cup quality, yield, and resistance to disease.