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Legado Costa Rica El Cipres Estate Coffee Beans

Legado - Costa Rica El Cipres Estate

R 95

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This coffee is a classic Costa Rican through and through. To our palates, the flavours are very nut-dominant - sometimes hazelnut, sometimes peanut. This is complimented by a subtle sweetness that may remind you of molasses or brown sugar depending on your brew method.

We actually think of this coffee as the rightful successor to the Hacienda La Esmeralda Cataui from Panama that our friends at Legado released last year. It has a similar profile that will lend itself beautifully to espresso but won't disappoint in manual brew methods that are aided by a bit of agitation. 

Roaster's notes

  • Roast: Medium
  • Tasting Notes: Fig, Rum, Brown Sugar
  • Brewing Method Suggestions: Plunger (French Press), Aeropress & Espresso

Coffee details

El Cipres belongs to Jesus Mora Camacho, who inherited the farm from his father who originally purchased the land in 1936. Much of the work on the farm is now managed by Jesus’ 3 sons and 1 daughter. Each family member has their own farm plot and they decide the techniques and varietals grown on each separate plot. However, the wellbeing of all the lots is managed collectively throughout the year by the various family members.

Jesus decided early on that he would guard the land as an environmental custodian by protecting large areas of his 15 hectares. Around 20% of his farm has been left to return to native forest. He has replanted areas around streams to protect water quality and intercropped his coffee with a diverse range of native trees and fruit, providing a home for birds and other wildlife native to the area.

The family provide housing for seasonal pickers from a native community in Panama. Having a reliable seasonal workforce is critical to the ongoing success of the farm, so Jesus and his family help with the transport costs each year to ensure the pickers and their families arrive when they are needed. While at El Cipres, the workers are free to harvest the fruit from the trees for their own consumption – as Jesus says “the land is for all of us, anybody who is with us may share the benefits of it.”

  • Producer: El Cipres Estate (Jesus Mora Camacho)
  • Harvest: December – January
  • Varietal: Caturra & Red Catuai
  • Processing Method: Semi Washed & Patio Dried
  • Region: Tarrazu, Llano Bonito
  • Country: Costa Rica
  • Elevation: 1,820m