Costa Rica Tirra Estate – Filter Roast
Country – Costa Rica
Region – San Marcos, Tarrazu
Cultivar – Caturra
Processing Method – Natural Process
Elevation – 1500 – 1600 metres above sea level
Tasting Notes –
Rich sweet full body with almond, salted caramel and cherry notes. Raspberry sangria lingers through a
long molasses, almond and caramel finish. Extremely complex coffee, tasting amazing.
Preparation – Roasted for Filter
Tirra Estate is located in the San Marcos district in the Tarrazu municipality and sits at elevations of 1500-1600 MASL. The cherry grown on the Estate is processed by the Coopetarrazu cooperative mill. Tirra Estate is owned by Coopetarrazu and was purchased to conduct coffee research and microlot production. More than 60 percent of the 100ha farm is dedicated to coffee production.
The Tarrazu region is a rural community noted throughout the world for its traditional values and leadership is growing fine coffees. It is one the world’s most famous regions for coffee cultivation. Optimum soil and climate, paired with highly skilled and experienced producers, make for ideal cultivating conditions.
Coopetarrazu cooperative is located in the heart of the Tarrazu region and is dedicated to promoting environmentally sustainable farming practices in the community. They have implemented a ‘Coffee, Culture, Quality of Life’ Sustainability plan to track their environmental impact, implement better practices, and create a culture of environmental respect among members and children.
Through this program Coopetarrazu offers free seeds and soil analyses to its members, allowing farmers to undertake reforestation and understand how topography and surrounding ecosystems impact their soil. Farmers are subsequently able to adjust their practices according to the specific soil needs. The cooperative conduct education programs for community youth, focusing on the tracking of birds and insect populations and learning about the important role these species play in coffee production and ecosystem maintenance.
Coopetarrazu also supports seasonal migrant working by providing on-site housing and organizing festivals throughout the year celebrating their indigenous cultural heritage.