COSTA RICA LA MINITA TARRAZU

SUGARY MAPLE SWEETNESS WITH BRILLIANT CITRUS ACIDITY

These 100% sun-dried coffee beans feature bright acidity and a luscious body that combine for perfect balance and illuminate flavors of maple and freshly squeezed orange juice. This coffee is sweet and rewarding, with a crystal-clean finish.

WE ARE PROUD TO BE ABLE TO OFFER THIS WORLD-EXCLUSIVE COFFEE TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND KNOW YOU WILL APPRECIATE ITS UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS.

INGREDIENTS: 100% Arabica Coffee Beans

The La Minita farm is steeped in history and tradition. Originally a sugar cane farm in the early 1900s, it was converted to a coffee farm in the 1930s when it was sold to then-future president of Costa Rica, Jose “Don Pepe” Figueras. Figueras held an interest in the farm until the early 1970’s when it was sold to Clovis McAlpin, the father of Bill McAlpin who built the farm into the model of quality and sustainability that we know today. 

The name La Minita means “little mine,” and refers to a mine on part of the farm that was originally thought to be filled with gold. Turns out it was actually Pyrite, or “fool’s gold,” and coffee remained the only true form of “gold” to be found on the farm. 

Batdorf & Bronson® made our first purchase from La Minita in the late 1980s and have been buying coffee every year since 1992. In 1993 our current owners, Larry and Cherie Challain, visited the farm for the first time. We regularly send employees to the farm to learn about the culture, tradition, and process of coffee production and processing. We often refer to the La Minita farm as our first true relationship coffee. 

The coffee is fully washed and traditionally fermented. It is a majority of Caturra with percentages of both red and yellow Catuaì, and the Hybrido Tico varieties. The coffee is sun-dried on a concrete patio and undergoes meticulous sorting prior to shipment. What truly separates La Minita from the pack is the level of care taken at every step in the process. From the harvest of only the best of ripe cherries to the removal of any bean that is not the right size or shape, only the crème of the crop ends up being La Minita grade. In fact, only about 25% of the coffee produced on the farm gets shipped as La Minita.


Preparation Suggestions

  • Espresso
  • Capuccino
  • Lungo
  • Café Crème

Aroma

  • Fruity and Floral
  • Chocolate-Like and Nutty
  • Spicy
  • Sweet

  • Cereal-Like
  • Roasted
  • Herbs
  • Bitter

Features

Preparation Mode:
  • Fully Automatic Machines Coffee
Coffee Bean Type:
Arabica
Certification:
100% Direct Trade Coffee
Country of Manufacture:
United States
Countries of Origin:
Costa Rica
Flavor:
maple, almond, orange juice
Composition:
Single Origin
Coffee Grind:
Whole Bean
Caffeine:
Caffeinated Coffee
Roast Level:
Medium
Intensity:
Mild
Acidity:
Balanced
Aroma

Features

Fruity and Floral:
3
Chocolate-Like and Nutty:
2
Spicy:
2
Sweet:
3
Cereal-Like:
2
Roasted:
2
Herbs:
2
Bitter:
2
Preparation Suggestions

Features

Café Crème:
4
Capuccino:
4
Espresso:
4
Lungo:
4

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The cup is perfectly balanced and delectably sweet. We find flavors of orange zest, caramel, and maple syrup, with a clean and refreshing finish. The coffee is suited as an all-day drinker and pairs nicely with nearly any food.

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