2015 Specialty Coffee Advent Calendar
Santa Rosa 1900 – Koppi
Origin: Santa Rosa de Leon Cortes, Tarrazu, Costa Rica
Producer: Herberth Naranjo
Farm: Santa Rosa 1900
Elevation: 1.900 – 2.000 masl
Cultivar: Red Catuai
Process: Fully washed, dried on raised beds
Harvest: Dec – Jan
Roast Date: 7 Dec
Santa Rosa 1900 is a small farm in the region of Tarrazu in Costa Rica. The farm is owned and run by the progressive farmer Herberth Naranjo. The washing station and micro mill is at 1900 meters above sea level, which makes it one of the most elevated in the area. Mr Naranjo is growing Caturra and Red Catuai at the farm. The coffee trees grow in steep slopes with a lot of natural shade vegetation. Avocado, citrus and banana trees have been planted to give more shade. The produce from the shade trees also works as an extra income throughout the year. The cherries are carefully hand picked and then sorted at the washing station before being processed. The coffee is separated into day lots. This means that every lot can be traced back to when it was picked and of course how big the lot was. After the coffee has been washed and fermented it is dried on raised beds. The drying process is rather slow thanks to the cool and ever-changing weather in the mountain passes of Tarrazu. The coffee is sorted several times. The “Oliver” which is a machine that shakes the beans into different funnels depending on weight/density does the last sorting. Mr Naranjo is very careful during all the stages of the production. He knows that attention to details matter when it comes to producing coffee of the highest quality. The washing station is kept very clean at all times. We have been working with Herberth Naranjo since 2009 and are proud to be able to offer coffee from Santa Rosa.
Koppi was founded in 2007 by the Swedish barista champions Anne Lunell and Charles Nystrand. The roastery and coffee bar, situated in the heart of Helsingborg, offer coffee experiences out of the ordinary. Our ambition is to be one of the best roasters in the world and our aim is always to buy, roast, brew and serve coffee from the worlds best coffee producers.