Coffee Sponsor: S.WATSON
COSTA RICA - SANTA ANITA ESTATE
227g Medium Roast
Origin: Costa Rica
Estate: Santa Anita Estate
Owner: Juan Manuel Sanchez Benavidez
Region: Naranjo, West Valley
Altitude: 1300-1350 masl
Varietal: Caturra & Catuai
Certification: RFA, Carbon Neutral
Processing: Fully Washed
Tasting Notes: Vanilla, citrus, lively acidity, rich body, well balanced, tropical fruit, toffee, caramel. Very sweet as it cools.
The Santa Anita Estate, located in Costa Rica's West Valley, is a large family-run coffee farm that strikes a balance between tradition and innovation. Five generations of this family have managed this picturesque plantation and mill in the naranjo region of Costa Rica. This renowned producer, Juan Manuel Sanchez Benavidez, has really impressed us with the consistency and qaulity of their coffee. With their coffees being fully shade grown and in harmony with the natural eco system and regional flora & fauna, they are paving the way to truly sustainable coffee farming. Their efforts in sustainable farming have lead them to being the very first farm in the world to become recognised as Carbon Neutral in their production. This coffee holds a degree of complexity that surprises and delights.