A sweet, white grape quality combines with a crisp, pear-like acidity in this lovely selection from finca Don Cayito.
Santa Maria, Dota, Tarrazu
1,750 - 2,000 Meters
December - April
White Grape, Pear, Buttery
Among the original Micro-mill Revolutionaries, the Calderon family built their formidable Los Angeles micro-mill in the early 2000s upon leaving the Coopedota cooperative. Prior to the Micro-mill Revolution, farmers would deliver cherries to a centralized mill like Coopedota. By establishing their own, private micro-mills; farmers for the first time could take control of processing and marketing their coffees and furthermore establish direct relationships with buyers.
The landscape of Tarrazu is filled with many peaks and valleys in the central area of the Cordillera Talamanca. The slopes can be extremely treacherous, but the final product is well worth the trouble as Tarrazu is widely considered one of the best places on earth to grow coffee.
The Calderon Family calls home to the beautiful town of Santa María in Dota, Tarrazu where they have an amazing infrastructure of farms. Don Cayito, run by Ricardo Calderon and his son Diego, sits high atop the peaks of Tarrazu with bursting trees of Catuai, Caturra and a small lot of Gesha. These trees are situated on very steep hillsides, which allow for amazing soil complexity and presence of sunlight for ample nutrition to the trees. Earlier this year, the Calderon family made history with finca Don Cayito by winning the Costa Rican Cup of Excellence and receiving the highest price ever paid for their lot of honey Gesha, at a whopping $300 per pound!
We believe the coffee experience is our responsibility from seed to cup. Coffee is our craft, our ritual, our passion. It drives us and inspires us. With this simple truth and responsibility we are bridging the gap from farmlevel to streetlevel. We are verve. Made in santa cruz.