WHY WE LOVE IT: A remarkably sweet and creamy profile paired with a delicious, apple fruitiness made it an absolute standout on the cupping table.
DESCRIPTION: baked apple, almond, bread pudding
ALTITUDE: 2,000 m
PROCESSING: White Honey
Roger Ureña Hidalgo was only 15 when he began growing coffee with his father. In the 40 years since, he’s learned the ins and outs of the coffee producing industry, growing his business to now include 10 farms and his very own wet mill, Santa Teresa 2000, where he produces some of the finest coffee in Costa Rica. Last year, Roger placed two coffees in the top 20 of Costa Rica’s annual Cup of Excellence competition, where professional coffee graders compare and score the best coffees from around the country.
This coffee from Roger’s farm, Finca El Beto, is refreshingly sweet and smooth, reminding us of baked apples and bread pudding. In his decades of growing coffee, Roger has never shied away from new processing methods or unique varieties. The pleasant flavors of this coffee are a product of his continued commitment to experiment and improve his coffee every year with the white honey processing gives it a creamy mouthfeel with a subtle, delicious fruitiness that sticks with you even after your last sip.