Costa Rica

Jose Alvarado

Key Lime · Chestnut · Cacao

$20.50

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Mild acidity and fresh key lime greet you on the first sip. The body is rich and nutty—all encapsulated in a structured finish—creating balance with each drop.

Jose Alvarado is great for those who enjoyed Santa Rosa a couple of years ago and want something delicious on a batch brew or by-the-cup servings.


Roast Level

Coffee Roasting Scale: 3

  • Coffee Details
    Producer

    Jose Elandio Alvarado Abarca 

    Country

    Costa Rica

    Region

    Rivas, Chirripo

    Cultivar

    Caturra, Catuai

    Years of Purchase

    3 Years

    Process

    Washed

    Elevation

    1700-1950 Meters

    Harvest

    January-February

    Tasting Notes

    Key Lime, Chestnut, Cacao

    Brew Method

    French Press

    Brew Recipe

    Ratio: 1:14
    Coffee: 40 grams 
    Water: 560 grams
    Total brew time: 4:00 minutes

  • Farmlevel Story

    Farmlevel

    Eponymous home to the tallest mountain in Costa Rica, Chirripo is historically not a specialty coffee-growing region. This territory is one of the least traveled coffee sectors in Costa Rica with its rocky slopes and “end of the road” feel.

    Jose Eladio Alvarado Abarca inherited his 19-hectare farm El Higueron from his grandfather in 2010, just in time for Costa Rica’s micro-mill revolution. Jose began seeing coffee prices drop so low that he could no longer appropriately tend to his farm and meet the growing demand for higher quality. In 2014 Jose and his wife Annie opened their mill, Imperio Rojo. This investment brought down their cost of production and assisted in improving their coffee’s quality. With gaining profits over the past six years, Imperio Rojo has invested in a dry mill and raised beds, allowing for consistent quality and opportunities for future experimentations.

Customer Reviews

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Good Coffee

Good coffee as always. Would personally prefer a lighter roast though. It doesn’t look like your website indicates light v dark roasts? Or did I just not see it...

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JEff W.
Delicious

First time ordering from Verve and the Jose Alvarado did not disappoint! My wife (not a frequent coffee drinker) even commented on the aroma while I was brewing it for the first time and asked me to make her a cup.

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Todd B.

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Brian H.
Jose Alvarado pour over

Fresh and delicious! Perfect morning cup.

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Warren D.

Just ordered more. Thanks

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Chad
The Smoothest

Bright flavors and smooth finish. No bitterness here.

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Alfredo F.E.
Amazing!!!

Super delicious.

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Stephen S.
Very Enjoyable Cup

A very balanced coffee. I like the toffee undertones but this coffee also has a good acidity as well.

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Tonya P.

Love it. Will order again

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Geoffrey G.

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