Tarrazu is the name of the 5th district of the province of San José in Costa-Rica. The first coffee trees arrived from Cuba in 1779 and the first plantation was established in 1854 by english visionaries.
The exceptional climatic conditions of the Tarrazu region along with its rich terrain, produces a coffee with delightful fruity nuances. The ecosystem of the high valleys have been totally preserved and as such, created the ideal agro-climatic conditions. Crops take about 5 months to mature, from November to March. It coincides with Costa-Rica’s dry season, which yields a more uniform maturity and a higher quality coffee berry. The dry season also allows the sun to be used for the drying the berries.
According to many experts, the Costa-Rica Tarrazzu is one of the best coffees in the world. Grown under ideal conditions in the mountains of this small South American country, this coffee is wonderfully acidic with slightly fruity blackcurrant and black berry notes. It has a relatively bold finish with a subtle presence of chocolate. 454g (1 lb)