Our Coffees Montes de Cristo

Montes de Cristo
COSTA RICA
Beneficio Montes de Cristo
Organic Certification
GB-ORG-04

Clover honey and limes with zingy acidity and medium body - light to medium roast

COSTA RICA
Beneficio Montes de Cristo
Organic Certification

Clover honey and limes with zingy acidity and medium body - light to medium roast

We first tasted coffee from Doña Carmen's farm Montes de Cristo quite a few years ago and were impressed with the balance between its acidity and sweetness. We have a small shipment of this coffee which was prepared using the honey process method. The Montes de Cristo farm has almost three hectares of coffee and only produces a small number of bags a year. We feel fortunate to have coffee again this year as it continues to be difficult times for the farm. Roya (Coffee Rust Disease) hit Central America severely over the last couple of years and Doña Carmen has had to take some drastic steps to ensure a crop for this year and the next few years. The organic certifier Doña Carmen used has closed its operations in Costa Rica this year and the farm will have to be recertified with another organisation. Whilst getting the farm back to full productivity Doña Carmen has been busy growing and selling succulent plants; her daughters photograph and market them on social media.