Korica coffee in compatible Nespresso® * capsules was born out of a long-term relationship with Carole Zbinden, our coffee producer in Costa Rica, at the El Quizarra farm. Carole is located at an altitude of more than 1,400 meters, on volcanic soil. It is a family farm of more than 57 years on an area of 14 hectares, with the main production of arabica. Korica coffee has a lively character thanks to its washed treatment, aromas of orange and honey that Carole cultivates with passion.
What is specialty coffee?
Specialty coffee is a top-of-the-range coffee known as “rare”, with unique characteristics in the world. It is cultivated in the highest altitudes of the world, in family plantations whose objective is the superior quality, signed by a manual harvest in order to guarantee the perfection of the grain. The terroir coffees are carefully sourced for the care taken by the producer, a superior manual and selective harvest, full traceability, a cultivation method and a respected and controlled treatment process.
What is the Score?
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) defines a high standard coffee analysis procedure to assess all the specifics of specialty coffee. SCA determines the value of odor, aroma, body, acidity, possible defects. A coffee is rated on a scale of 100, and must obtain a minimum score of 80 points to be able to be determined as "specialty coffee".
Specialty coffee score classes
Ø 80+: very good coffees
Ø 85+: The excellence of the specialty
88+: The Grand Cru, the Rare
|Roasting||Amber - Expresso and filter|
|Production region||Central Valley|
|Coffee plantation||Finca El Quizarra|
|Coffee farmer||Carole Zbinden|
|Altitude||1400m - 1700m|
|Type of soil||Volcanic|
|Age of the farm||57 Years|
|Area of the farm||14 ha|
|Color of coffee cherries||Red|
|Harvest period||November to March|
|Washing||Yes, 3 hours|
|Drying time||5 days on patio|
|Age of coffee trees||15 years on average|
|More information on the blog||
Portrait de Carole Zbinden, producteur de café de spécialité