Roast Level: Light Medium
Elevation: 1200-1750 MASL
Process: Natural Anaerobic Fermentation
Mill/Farm: Beneficio San Diego Mill, Various Smallholders
Tasting Notes: Yellow Peach, Wild Strawberry, & Dry Sangria
Description: THIS COFFEE IS ANOTHER IN OUR LINE OF ROTATING PREMIUM COFFEES, AND IS VERY LIMITED. GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!
This Costa Rican coffee comes from small producers in the Tarrazú and Tres Ríos regions, each with farm sizes that average at three hectares, and the Beneficio San Diego Mill where it comes from works closely with producers to ensure good community relations and sustainable production. In addition to that, this origin prides itself on tightly regulated practices that go hand-in-hand with a priority for efficiency and ecological conservation. This has led to creative coffee processing that not only reduces waste and resource consumption, but also results in attention-grabbing flavors like those found in this Jaguar Mountain Natural Anaerobic. We roasted this coffee light medium to accentuate the complex flavor of this cup. The aroma is intoxicating, with notes of peach, cinnamon, fresh melon, and cabernet on the nose. The taste on the front end is just as intoxicating as the aroma. You pick up on notes of yellow peach, wild strawberry, and raspberry, accompanied by a subtle brightness. Soon after, you get notes of bakers chocolate and cinnamon, alongside its soft, rich, and creamy mouthfeel. Its medium body is luxurious, and sits with intense notes of dry sangria, as well as notes of dried cherry, apricot, and a subtle floralness. The finish is smooth, with notes of cabernet tannins lingering on the palate. This coffee is superb and we wish we could keep it around forever! However, it's only here for a limited time, so get it while you can.
What also makes this coffee special is Volcafe’s agreement with Fundación Pro Zoológicos to donate $1 for every quintal sold (around 46 kilograms) to finance the organization’s efforts to preserve endangered Jaguars in Costa Rica. Volcafe has been involved in both in situ (in their natural habitat) and ex situ (outside their natural habitat) conservation for big cats in Costa Rica since 2010. COVID-19’s impact on funding from visitations to zoos and conservation centers have raised additional challenges for Jaguar conservation, making fundraising more important than ever to aid in Fundación Pro Zoológicos’ efforts.