This limited, naturally-processed lot from Sumava de Lourdes boasts the red fruit flavors we adore along with a dense, mango sweetness.
Lourdes de Naranjo, West Valley
Years of Purchase
1670 - 1780 Meters
January - April
Sumava White honey
Red Apple, Dried Mango, Luscious
Named after the Šumava National Park in the Czech Republic, Francisco Mena’s Sumava de Lourdes sits perched in the Lourdes de Naranjo micro-region of Costa Rica’s West Valley - or “Valle Occidental”. Responsible for nearly 25% of Costa Rica's coffee production, the West Valley is characterized by slightly lower altitudes and drier climates than the neighboring Tarrazu region. All that doesn't stop the West Valley from maintaining a formidable track record in the Cup of Excellence, year after year.
Despite being relatively new to coffee farming, Francisco Mena - best known as the co-founder of Costa Rica’s premiere boutique coffee exporting operation, Exclusive Coffees is a veteran to the coffee trade and one of the founding fathers of the “micro-mill” revolution that, well... Revolutionized the Costa Rican coffee industry in the early 2000’s.Amidst Sumava’s cross-hatch of cypress trees, planted to protect against the fierce winds than careen between the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, Mena grows such varieties such as Caturra, Gesha, SL-28 and Villasarchi.
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