Costa Rica - El Mirador Natural
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£9.30 GBP

Tasting Notes: Red Grape, Port,

Tropical Fruits


Brewing: This coffee works well with all filter brewers and espresso. For filter we recommend a 1 - 16 brew ratio, and for espresso a 1 - 2.5 brew ratio.

Filter: 15g - 250ml // Espresso: 18g - 45ml

This is one of our Relationship Coffees. Read more about this in our 2018-2019 Transparency Report.


This is our second natural process coffee from the most recent harvest in Costa Rica. We are very pleased to be working directly with Selva Coffee in Costa Rica helping us to source coffees directly from small farms. We visited the farm and mill during our recent trip to Costa Rica in February 2020. 

Costa Rica El Mirador
El Mirador is owned by Olman Aguilera (above left) and covers 15 hectares. They grow several different varietals and focus on sustainable chemical free farm practices. Coffee cherry is hand harvested and taken by truck to the La Eva mill. El Mirador don't process their own coffee but rather focus on good farming and harvesting and outsource the post processing to the experts at the La Eva mill.

After the coffee is received it is sorted in flotation tanks. This process helps to remove unripe cherry and any contaminates. After flotation the coffee is moved to clean concrete patios and dried in a thin layer for for several days. This fast initial drying helps to avoid mold buildup. After the initial few days of drying the coffee is piled up up in thicker layers to slow down the remaining drying process in order to develop more fermented and enhanced fruit character.

This is a super juicy coffee with bright acidity combined with boozy notes that remind us of a fine red port. There are also tropical notes and a lovely sweetness. If you like fruity, juicy coffees then this one is not to be missed!

Varietal –  Villa Sarchi and Caturra
Preparation – Natural
Location – Lourdes Naranjo, Tarrazu
Altitude – 1500 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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews

Costa Rica - El Mirador Natural

Fruity Fruity

You know how herbal teas smell soooo much better than they taste. Well, now imagine the taste lived up to the nose, but we’re talking coffee instead. Truly amazing smell and taste. One of the more unique coffees I’ve tasted. Will be coming back for more.


yet another amazing coffee with those sort of boozy notes that I love top notch

Costa Rica

Fantastic coffee delivered promptly.


Another great bean
Robust yet smotth