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Costa Rica El Mango


Guava. Blackberry. Toffee.

Variety Caturra & Catuai
Processing Black Honey
Region San Huan Norte, Brunca, Chirripo
Altitude 1500masl
Roast Level Medium Roast 
Quantity 200g

About this coffee :

Finca El Mango is an 8ha farm in the Brunca region of southern Costa Rica, in a micro-region called Chirripó. The farm sits at an altitude of 1,500masl and cultivates Caturra & Catuai varieties. While mango trees are not common at this altitude, this farm has 2 providing shade to the coffee trees. The farm is next to the neighbouring family farm Finca Las Torres, though the cup profile its quite different thanks to its position looking to southeast and its steep slopes. This farm includes the first coffee plantation Don Régulo started when he was just 18 years old.

Café Rivense del Chirripó is a family micromill founded by Régulo Ureña and Isabel Rojas in 2005. During their formative years, the family had to fight hard with many challenges: low international prices, lack of information on processing coffee, and financing for coffee projects. To setup this project in a region not known for specialty coffee had their neighbors predicting that they would fail. However through perseverance, faith in the project and lots of hard work the Ureña Rojas family to continue through a long road to be recognized as specialty coffee producers.

It’s fair to say their dedication and hard work paid off. In 2019 one of their microlots placed 5th in the Cup of Excellence; the first from the Brunca region to place in the COE top ten.

The farm is managed with a sustainable system focused on reducing the carbon footprint with proper shade management to provide organic material to soil and keep coffee trees fresh; fertilization based on annual soil analysis; the use of herbicide in specific plots with strong grasses; pollution protection for all water sources on the farm; and there are specialized fruit trees to feed wildlife.

This year’s El Mango boosts a tropical sweet aroma with subtle winey tones. Flavours are layered between guava, blackberries and sweet dates, a very pleasant cup of coffee. Overall a sweetness-focused cup with a coating mouthfeel and right at the very end when cooled, caramels appear which reminds you of toffee candy

Brewing Recipe: 

Brewing ratio 1 : 11
Ground coffee 18g
Total water 250ml
Water temperature 93ºc
Brew time 2-3 minutes
Roast Date 29th of May

200g pack coffee ship in 1-2 working days
1kg pack is roasted to order, ships within 3-5 working days