La Rosa is our first arrival of new crop coffee from Costa Rica. The burlap bag has the imprint of a large, beautiful red rose. And this year’s coffee is indeed outstanding with a deep, rich flavor and smoothness. I tasted it first brewed in very hearty fashion, in a Chemex coffeemaker. The result was a cup with rich caramel and chocolate overtones; quite a satisfying way to begin the morning.
Shade grown Arabica trees are fed by rich volcanic soil in the mountains of the Naranjo region southwest of San Jose. Coopro Naranjo was organized in 1968 and today is 2500 members strong. They’ve streamlined operations, minimizing water consumption and use organic fertilizers. Their efforts benefit and protect the flora and fauna of the area. Jamie Anderson