Flavor Notes: Plum, Rose, Mandarin Orange, Banana
Named after the struggle of restoring farmland depleted of nutrients by the previous owner, Finca El Desafio, meaning challenge, is a story of hope and restoration. Under the careful, nurturing hands of the Urenas family, this land has been brought from destruction into a season of abundance. By slowly revitalizing the soil using biodynamic farming, they have been able to bring forth this beautiful microlot.
A perfect summer coffee with plum, mandarin orange, and banana notes as well as a tantalizing rose bouquet, this unique cup is sure to instantly transport you to the lush mountains of Costa Rica. Known for its intense fruit flavors, this microlot is exclusively made from the unique villa sarchi coffee plant varietal. In addition, the full honey processing method, one Cafe Rivense is known to have perfected, intensifies the natural sweetness found in the coffee cherries. Together, it all combines to make an unforgettable tropical treat.
Cafe Rivense, run by the Urenas family for three generations, is built around family, innovation, and quality—values our family shares as well. We appreciate all the extra efforts they put into ensuring their coffees are exceptional and that the land is kept pristine.
“Farming is essential for the world” - Ricardo Urena Rojas
Country: Costa Rica
Producer: Ureña Rojas Family
Altitude: 1,500 meters
Varietals: Red Catuaí, Caturra
Processing: Full Honey
Watch our interview with Ricardo Ureña