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Costa Rica Rio Negro RFA

SKU CRRIO

Starting at $6.75 / lb
As low as $6.00 / lb
raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

The plantation Hacienda Rio Negro (located along Panama’s border) started hosting the Costa Rican coffee-growing region “Coto Brus” (named after the indigenous Bunca tribes “Coctus and Brusi”) in 1949. Hacienda Rio Negro is comprised of 703 acres of coffee production land and 815 acres of natural forest reserve. Reforestation and infrastructure occupy another 195 acres. Luis Wachong Lee managed the farm until 1991 when he sold it to the Volcafe Group, who controlled the farm until the Minita Corp took over in 2006. In 2001, Hacienda Rio Negro became the first farm in Costa Rica to become Rainforest Alliance Certified, representing over 10% in all the world. To align with La Minita’s quality standards, the farmland was rebuilt from the ground up, and today, not one bean variety––be it Caturra, Catuai, Catimor, or Hibrido––is exported without quality testing and approval.

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

Try before you buy with a 1/2lb sample!!

Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CategoryConventional
  • CountryCosta Rica
  • Local RegionCotus Brus
  • ProcessWashed
  • VarietyCaturra, Catuai
  • Altitude (meters)1,000+ masl
  • HarvestOctober - February
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedYes
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Brightness:6
  • Body:5
  • Aroma:3
  • Complexity:4
  • Balance:6
  • Sweetness:3
  • Chocolaty:heavy bean
  • Fruity:heavy bean
  • Earthy:light bean

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by on April 10, 2022

Love this bean! It's very smooth with a slight chocolate after taste. Light/medium roast.

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by on March 20, 2022

Medium to medium-dark roast was an excellent finish. Separate roasts, one just before the second crack and one after the second crack.

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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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by on November 12, 2021

This was so very disappointing. Flat is what would say about this. No wonder it was sold atthe price it was, not even worth that. HAd to use more coffe than normal just to get any decent flavor. Don't wate you money on this

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