Finca Cedral Alto - Natural
|Elevation: 1750-2000 MASL||Varietal: Catuaí|
|Process: Natural||Roasted: Nashville, TN|
|Notes: Tropical Fruits, Dark Chocolate, Dynamic||Light|
Another selection from the 3rd year purchasing from Roble Negro’s Finca Cedral Alto. This coffee is dynamic and will taste like tropical fruits and dark chocolate. Roble Negro is an example of a truly biodiverse, intentional piece of land that is working together naturally for the good of the final product AND the good of those around it. The producer’s name is Jorge and he is very passionate about preserving the natural springs on the land. In addition to farming he also owns a recycling company, started in response to Costa Rica’s pollution levels. Walking through Roble Negro you see the perfect picture of biodiversity. The water sources on the property provide drinking water for nearby towns and irrigation for the surrounding farms. There are waterfalls, orchids, bromeliads. You’ll see oak, cedar, fig, avocado and guava trees. Cypress trees act as natural wind breaks. Lemon, plantain and other fruit trees provide food for the workers and the animals. Jorge has also diversified his income by raising 10 cattle for milk and meat. Jorge harvests microorganisms from the humus layer of the forest floor to create a non-toxic insect control and to protect against leaf rust. While processing they take the cherry skins and reincorporate them into the soil to act as fertilizer.