Our coffees from Costa Rica, fruit of a long-term relationship and reciprocal partnership with Carole Zbinden, Jardín de Aromas ...
The plantation offers different varieties such as Red Caturra, Catuai, Villa Sarchi, Caturra Gold and Maragogype. Mostly, the farm in question cultivates micro-batch coffees: the main varieties of coffee in their plantation, Caturra and then Catuai. The seedlings of coffee trees are always renewed after their first year to guarantee the production of quality coffee during the next 25 years. The Central Valley also has Nano Lots which are coffee varieties in small parcels that were started in 2015. Trottet Coffees have exclusivity on these coffees because they are great wines of small quantity.
The central valley, Jardin de Aromas
The central valley, 200 years long and magnificent tradition, accompanied by quality and aromas. We have collaborated for decades with Carole Zbinden, who represents Jardin de Aromas. For years, the plantations are rich in aromas and quality of products without forgetting specialty coffees.
Good to know about the coffee you are about to taste!
These coffee cherries are harvested manually to ensure a selection of high-tech Grands Crus. Without further ado, the cherries are pulped the same day. Mucilage, or sugar, is partially removed (some are kept). The coffee cherries are then rinsed with fresh water twice and then dried on patios for 8. The coffee is not fermented, to keep the aspect acidulated and sweet.
The semi-washed Caturra, what is it?
We have a high specialty coffee whose variety is Caturra. The cherries are bright red. The treatment used by our small producer is the semi-washed process. This means that our little producer is pulping the coffee and leaving some of the mucilage that is sugar on the coffee beans of the cherry. This sugar will dry in the sun on patios, which are African beds, for hours and hours.
|Type of coffee||Capsules Nespresso ®* compatibles|
|Range of coffee||Specialty Coffees|
|Aromas||Orange, caramel, almonds|
|Production region||Central Valley|
|Coffee plantation||Carrizal de Alajuela, Jardín de Aromas|
|Coffee farmer||Carole Zbinden|
|Type of soil||Volcanic|
|Age of the farm||Since 1960 - 3rd generation - 58 years old|
|Area of the farm||17, 5 ha|
|Composition||100 % Arabica|
|Color of coffee cherries||Red|
|Harvest period||November to February|
|Washing||Washed in cool water|
|Age of coffee trees||Under 30, average of 15 years.|
|Shady||Semi-covered, cool night|
|Other agricultural products||Lemons, grapefruit, orange, banana, papaya, guayabas|
|Grade||Specialty, more than 86+|
|Screen||SHB: Stickly Hard Bean|
|Expert advice||Perfect balance between flavors, freshness and acidity|