Chirripó micro-region is getting itself a place in the specialty coffee scenario, thanks to its high altitude from 1,300 meters to over 2,000 meters, the rich of the soils and fresh environment. It is located between two very high mountains: Cerro de la Muerte (3,491m) and Cerro Chirripó (3,820m); the highest in Costa Rica. The influence from these mountains create a unique microclimate where coffee grows healthily and influences positively in the production and processing of it.
Recent years has shown the potential for specialty coffee the Chirripó micro-region has, this has contributed to an increase on land planted with coffee and incorporation of different varieties, and Archers project it will continue increasing in the coming years.
Café Rivense del Chirripó is a family micromill founded by Régulo Ureña and Isabel Rojas in 2005, located in southern part of Costa Rica, in Brunca region settled in a micro-region called Chirripó. The quality of the coffee has been recognised with an award in the Cup of Excellence competition, achieving fifth in COE 2019, with the microlot Vista al Chirripó Caturra Honey.
The farm is managed with a sustainable system, focused on reducing their carbon footprint in the environment: proper shade management to provide organic material to soil and keep coffee trees fresh; fertilising based on annual soil analysis; use of herbicide in specific plots with strong grasses; all the water sources are protected and through the farm there are fruit trees to feed wildlife.
The coffee is picked when the cherries are ripest, pulped in a completely dry process (no water used to transport or pulp the coffee) to keep mucilage full and clean, sun dried on rise beds, patios and static mechanical drier, milled and classified with high quality standards, and package and export from the farm to guarantee traceability of the products.
- Origin: Costa Rica
- Process: Natural Extended Fermentation
- Variety: Caturra
- Tasting Notes: Cherry, blueberry, peanut butter & chocolate fudge.