So as promised a busy week for new coffees, and this is a cup of excellence offering from Costa Rica. To read about it look below to buy it click here 🙂
La Pira farm was first sown 50 years ago by Carlos’ father, Gilberto Ureña, which was known as “PIRO” there for the name of the farm.
After inheriting the family farm Carlos worked for many years as a certified organic coffee producer but because of the very high costs has returned to working with sustainable production methods.
La Píra uses a unique system for Costa Rica where sheep are used to graze in the coffee farm to control weeds and has eliminated the need for herbicides. Sheep do not eat coffee leaves like goats or other animals and have the benefit of fertilizing the coffee trees as they walk and eat in the farm.
The farm is located on the Dota Valley, were the changes in the climate gives ideal temperatures for the production of an excellent quality coffee.
In the cup its like a toffee apple, with a sweet caramel, but a biting green apple acidity hiding underneath. Crisp clean sweet and balanced.
Farm: La Pira
Farmer: Carlos Ureña Ceciliano
City: Santa María de Dota
Country: Costa Rica
Farm Size: 7.00 Hectares
Altitude: 1650 masl
Processing System: Convencional, sun dried, semi washed