Costa Rica – Familia Monge

(6 customer reviews)


The Collector

Light – City

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There is nowhere like Costa Rica when it comes to coffee processing and micro-mill innovations. Just ask Rodolfo Monge who has dedicated more than 40 years cultivating coffee at his 12-acre farm called La Esperanza Familia Monge located in La Esperanza de Tarrazu within the province of San José. Much of the recent innovation has been fueled by Rodolfo’s son, Gustavo Monge. While Rodolfo has years of experience cultivating coffee, he has only been processing the family’s coffee for the last four years in large part because of Gustavo’s interest in creating traceability for his family’s coffee. The father and son pair now work together using their own micro-mill where cherry selection and drying are meticulously executed. This natural processed coffee is an example of precisely executed methods of drying coffee inside the cherry, which eliminates the need to wash the coffee and greatly reduces the environmental impact, while at the same time, producing an expressive cup profile.


Region: La Esperanza de Tarrazu, San Jose, Costa Rica
Altitude: 1500 – 1700 MASL
Harvest: November – March

Gustavo Monge & Rodolfo Monge | Familia Monge | Finca La Esperanza

Catuai, Caturra

Full natural and dried on raised beds

FLAVOR Strawberry, cherry, balsamic, complex
BODY Medium

Light – City

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6 reviews for Costa Rica – Familia Monge

  1. keith.a.schaal (verified owner)

    We loved this coffee. It had intense flavor without being bitter.

  2. Vinh Le (verified owner)

    Please please make this into a subscription coffee as I would be your first customer 🙂 buying it bi-monthly 🙂 i love this coffee it’s light roast and fruity taste brings me to so many beautiful places 🙂

  3. Nicholas Brown (verified owner)

    I mean it’s blueberry. Blueberry, so hot right now!

    Modest just continues to knock it right out of the park. If you’re a mild coffee fan buy 2. You’ll thank yourself later!

    Thanks for the abundant trips to flavor country!

  4. Evan MacDonald (verified owner)

    Wow. Just wow. Almost punches you in the face with blueberry and plum flavors.

  5. defmut (verified owner)

    One of the only coffees I like smelling more than drinking.

  6. Caylee Kleber (verified owner)

    I just recently received my 5lb bag of this coffee. LET ME SAY I am NEVER disappointed in any coffee from Modest. In my humble opinion this coffee is superior to any coffee you will ever have. Needless to say I am obsessed and a forever customer of Modest Coffee. They sell their coffee out of Naperville farmers market and that is where the love began. I order a 5lb bag every month or so because I use an espresso machine and serve myself and others in the house this beautiful coffee daily. 5lbs is a great deal and lasts just long enough. I have had many different roasts and origins from them and again…. NEVER disappointed. Love what you guys do. Thank you.

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