After months of our lucky Rosetta Reserve members hogging our debut Cup of Excellence lot, we finally managed to convince them to let everyone else get a taste. Chayote Farm’s Villa Sarchi lot from Los Naranjos des Robles in Costa Rica is now available on the website for orders and delivery. If you’re the cautious type who likes to look before you leap, come on in to our store at the Woodstock Exchange and taste it as either a slow brew or espresso-based drink. See you soon.
Here’s more info about this little gem:
This lot is a single varietal villa sarchi bean. A mutation of the Bourbon varietal, Villa Sarchi was discovered near the town of Sarchi in Costa Rica's West Valley. This generally sweet, bright and balanced bean became very popular in 1950's and 60's with its incredibly clean cup profile and bold aromatics and, as this lot proves, has continued to impress over the decades.
This SHB coffee is grown at about 1700m ASL on the family-run farm of Chayote. The Aguilera brothers bought the farm in 2005, and every harvest time, the entire family is roped in to pick cherries and manage the processing plants.
The lot is semi-washed, or honey-processed, which means that the cherry skin is removed from the cherry, but the fruit is allowed to dry on the bean before milling. The cherries are sun-dried, while being turned regularly and closely monitored to prevent any mold or unwanted fermentation to occur. This attention to detail pays off, as the resultant cup profile brims with bright sweet fruit, while still being pristinely clean and balanced – a rare find indeed!
250g - ZAR160.00
4x250g - ZAR540.00