Costa Rica Rio Negro RFA


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raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

This new Costa Rican coffee comes from the plantation Hacienda Rio Negro which is located east of the town of Sabalito in the southern most part of Costa Rica along the border of Panama in a coffee growing region known as "Coto Brus." The region is named after the indigenous Brunca tribes "Coctus and Brusi." Coffee first started in this region in 1949. Mr. Luis Wachong Lee, a Chinese immigrant, managed the farm until 1991 when it was sold to the Volcafe Group. The Volcafe Group controlled the farm from 1991 until its acquisition by La Minita Corp in 2006. In 2001, Hacienda Rio Negro became the first farm in Costa Rica to become Rainforest Alliance Certified and in 2001 it represented over 10% of the land of all of the Rainforest Alliance Certified Farms in the world. With quality standards set by La Minita, not one bean of coffee is shipped from Rio Negro without prior quality testing and approval. Hacienda Rio Negro was rebuild from the ground up to accommodate the standards expected by the staff and clients of La Minita. There are about 703 acres of coffee production here with 815 acres of natural forest preserve, and another 150 acres of reforestation and the infrastructure consumes another 45 acres. There are many different cultivars of coffee: Caturra, Catuai, Catimor, and Hibrido, with the majority of the trees being Catuai and Caturra.

Cupping Notes: medium to full body, good acidity, and well-balanced.

Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryCosta Rica
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedYes
  • ProcessWashed
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Altitude (meters)Hard Bean, over 1,000m
  • Brightness:6
  • Body:5
  • Aroma:3
  • Complexity:4
  • Balance:6
  • Sweetness:3
  • Chocolaty:heavy bean
  • Fruity:heavy bean
  • Earthy:light bean
  • RegionSouthern Costa Rica along the Panamanian border
  • VarietyCaturra, Catuai
  • HarvestOctober- February
  • DryingMechanically Dried

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by on December 15, 2021

Costa Rica Rio Negro, again outstanding!! Love the hint of chocolate at the end!! Light/ medium roast!!! Coffee Bean Corral great to deal with!!!!

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by on November 16, 2021

Love the Costa Rica Rio Negro. Best Costa Rica we have ever experienced! Roasted to light/ medium. Will definitely be ordering more! Thanks Coffee Bean Corral!!

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by on November 12, 2021

I like it. Still a "greeny" when it comes to roasting; learning with each roasting experience. Have enjoyed ALL your beans.

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by on November 12, 2021

I did not roast my first batch long enough. I think it needs more than first crack what ch I did. Will go longer with next batch. Felt it lacked some deeper flavor. Just my roasting was not looking ng enough. Will go back again with review when that done.

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