Costa Rica - Carlos Montero San MarcosHorsham Coffee Roaster
For over three generations the Montero family has been producing coffee in the stunning mountains of Tarrazú, Costa Rica. Sitting at an altitude of 1,800 masl “La Pastora” micro region is rich in volcanic soil and known to offer some of the best quality in the area
Eli, the grandfather, worked throughout his childhood in coffee, and so did his son, Carlos Montero. Today, Carlos and his entire family are deeply involved at Don Eli Coffee farm and micro mill. They have been focusing on producing only speciality grade coffee since 2015 and seperate by farm and process to produce a range of high scoring microlots.
We have chosen a high scoring micro lot harvested from Catuai trees on the San Marcos farm. Only ripe coffee cherry was harvested and then processed using the African style double washed method. The double washed method involves a first fermentation after the fruit is removed followed by a grading process and then a second soak in fresh clean water.
This is a really bright, clean coffee with juicy fruit notes.
Preparation – Fully Washed
Location – Tarrazu, La Pastora
Altitude – 1800 masl
We recommending buying whole bean coffee and grinding before brewing. We also sell 250g bags pre-ground. 1kg bags are available as wholebean only.
Next working day dispatch on all coffee orders (Monday to Friday)
It's not a review (only) about this coffee but merely an observation that we can find at the same time natural/honey/washed coffees. This is an unique opportunity to enjoy all of them and compare the processing impact on taste notes. All 3 coffees are an example of HCR commitment to coffee quality and skillful roast.Enjoy!