ABOUT THE FARM: HACIENDA TOBOSI
Hacienda Tobosi is located in the El Guarco, Cartago region of Costa Rica. With its rich, fertile soil and ideal micro-climate, El Guarco is widely recognized as a prized growing region with high-quality coffee. The Arabica bean produced in this region yields coffee with an excellent body, medium acidity and singular aroma.
Hacienda Tobosi was created in 2010 by don Jorge Brenes with a goal of producing the highest quality specialty coffee. In order to achieve this goal the farmland was rigorously analyzed. The farmers planted specific varietials to optimize the farming conditions of the different sections of the farm.
Hacienda Tobosi’s hard work and high standards have not gone unrecognized. In 2017 Tobosi won 1st place in the Costa Rica Cup of Excellence competition and in 2018 it took 2nd place.
HACIENDA TOBOSI ON BLACK HONEY PROCESS
“We must remove the coffee to be dried by the sun, trying not to separate the nougat-like mass. If the beans are separated, that means that we are crystallizing more of the sugar and they will not have such a sweet scent,” the producers offered. “At the end of the (black honey) process the coffee should smell and taste sweet, and have a moisture content between 9.0 and 10.5%. Once the coffee has reached this point, it needs some rest to cool down before it can be stored.”
Region: El Guarco, Cartago
Altitude: 1450 MASL
don Jorge Brenes
Villasarchi, Geisha, Catuai Rojo, Catuai Amarillo, Villalobos
January – March 2018
FLAVOR Almond, Milk Chocolate, Raspberry, Vanilla
Light – City