Lowest altitude : 1670 masl Highest altitude : 1790 masl
Producer: Francisco A Mena y Familia
Location : Lourdes de Naranjo, West Valley Region
Located in the volcanic soils of the highlands of the West Valley Region – Finca Sumava de Lourdes microclimatic conditions present the characteristics of a unique terroir for the production of boutique coffees, definitely a blessed spot.
Finca Sumava, has both Atlantic and Pacific Ocean influence, with very low temperatures at night with misty and chilly mornings, it warms up during the day.
During the day, temperatures may rise to 24-25 degrees Celsius, with rain showers between May and November. Soil structure is volcanic and with deep penetration and well drained soils.
The ripening season is late, having the main reaping season in February and March, which is the most established dry and sunny season, enabling fully ripen cherries.
La Ladera Lot – San Roque Kenya
La Ladera lot placed #1 in COE 2016, with an Ethiopia x Caturra varietal, and this 2020 we placed #16 with San Roque Kenya varietal.
We planted this varietal in 2015 and also 2016 giving its first fruits in 2019, with a small harvest.
This 2020, we had a bigger crop and due to its exotic cup profile, decided to participate in this COE 2020, making it to the Auction, which we are joyful and grateful with God, COE – ACE and SCACR – CR.
|Farm Name||Finca La Ladera|
|Farmer/Rep.||Francisco Alejandro Mena Vilchez|
|Size (30kg boxes)||16|
|Program||Costa Rica 2020|
|Auction||Cup of Excellence|
|Overall||Nectarine, Nougat, Honeydew, Tangerine, Jasmine, Rose, Lime, Chocolate, Lemon, Red Orange, Peach, Orang, Floral, Milk Chocolate, Stone Fruits, Honey, Orange, Caramel, Brown Sugar|
|Aroma/Flavor||Citric, Malic, Tartaric, Bright|
|Acidity||Sweet, Well Balanced, Cocoa, Bright, Improved As It Cooled, Good Balance, Round, Smooth, Syrupy, Smooth Mouthfeel, Tea-Like|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1058.21|
|Auction Lot Size (kg)||480|