Costa Rica’s national tree, the Guanacaste, gives its name to this Core Coffee from the Tarrazú valley of Costa Rica. Guanacaste coffee is produced by smallholder farmers in the La Esperanza community of Los Santos de Tarrazu region. Growers deliver ripe cherries to the traditional coffee receiving station, which then transfers coffee daily to the Palmichal mill for wet and dry processing.
Guancaste is a community lot that reflects the unique conditions of Tarrazu as well as the collective efforts of the farmers who grow coffee there. Coffee is a family affair in Tarrazu, with everyone working to help pick and sort coffee during the harvest season and maintain the land during the year. By processing all coffee together, the mill is able to deliver a clean, consistent coffee. Washed processing begins when the coffee is depulped the same day it is picked. Coffee is fully washed with a demucilager machine for efficient use of water and dried in guardiola mechanical dryers to maintain uniformity.
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