Flavor notes: Fig, black cherry, vanilla bean, stone ground chocolate
Cafe Rivense, run by the Ureñas family for three generations, has been built around family, innovation, and quality—values our family shares as well. In fact, having our families come together earlier this year when our green buyer, Ben Turiano and his family had the pleasure of staying at Cafe Rivense, is what has truly endeared this coffee to our hearts. Seeing the care they put into their coffee is inspiring.
This particular micro-lot, a naturally processed version of the Las Torres is a perfect showcase for the diligent work of the Ureñas family. Allowing the coffee cherries to fully sun-dry requires meticulous picking, careful turning, and a keen eye for detail. Their continuous dedication to quality in every aspect of the process results in this perfect, complex, fruit forward coffee.
As one of the first coffee growers in their village, the Ureñas family has continually updated their farm in response to the ever evolving needs of the specialty coffee market. One such innovation is the splitting of the farm into distinct micro-lots based on varietal, altitude, and sun exposure allowing for the growing of very different coffee harvests yearly.
Their strong commitment to quality and innovation has paid off over the years resulting in numerous awards including the prestigious Cup of Excellence award. It is a real pleasure to continue to build a strong friendship with this amazing family and bring in their harvests year after year.
Country: Costa Rica
Producer: Café Rivense del Chirripó
Altitude: 1,550 meters
Varietals: Caturra, Red Catuai
Watch our interview with Ricardo Ureña