Costa Rica / Cordillera De Fuego - Natural
We are extremely excited to present this unique Costa Rica coffee. Unlike anything we have ever offered at Repetition this experimental processed coffee provides an intense cup full of spice, clean fermentation, and juicy acidity. Awarded a bronze medal in the "Elite Coffee" category of the 2022 Golden Bean competition, this coffee is in limited supply and will not be around very long!
The Termico Natural process is a new, coffee process invented by Luis Eduardo Campos, the owner of Cordillera de Fuego. The process begins with cherries picked at their ripest, allowing them to have high sugar content, eventually fueling the Termico process. In this artisanal process, the coffee cherry and mucilage are left on the bean (natural processing). Then the coffee is exposed to heat which starts to break down the natural sugars of the coffee cherries, partially caramelizing them. This inventive process results in a complex flavor as well as a round and balanced cup.
The owner and founder of Cordillera de Fuego, don Luis Campos, purchased his farm in 1984 shortly after graduating from university. Over the past 10 years, don Luis has been experimenting with different coffee processing methods such as natural, honey, thermic (termico), and anaerobic. In addition to quality innovation, the farm and wet mill joined the national group NAMA (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions) in 2017 with the objective as a group to reach reduction emissions of greenhouse gases within the coffee sector. One of the largest projects they have done is the installation of solar panels, with these panels the main office is able to run off of 100% solar energy plus the solar panel also supplies more than 50% of the power for the wet mill.
We purchased two coffees from don Luis Campos - one washed and one natural. We encourage you to try both and compare. Enjoy!
TASTING NOTES: MULLED WINE /// CANDIED CITRUS /// BAKING SPICE