Costa Rica El Perezoso roasted by Hull's speciality coffee roaster, The Blending Room

Costa Rica El Perezoso

Apple, Red Currant & Chocolate

250g — £8.00

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  • SCA Score 86.5
  • Producer Coop Naranjo
  • Altitude 1540
  • Process Washed
  • Varietal Mixed
  • Location West Valley

Roaster's Notes

It has been nearly three years since I last roasted a Costa Rican coffee, which makes it even better to release this coffee. Expect a very sweet red currant quality that leads into a silky smooth milk chocolate finish and a touch of green apple acidity to boot. Enjoy.


This El Perezoso (‘The Sloth’) lot comes from Coopro Naranjo, located in Costa Rica’s West Valley, an area under the influence of Pacific weather patterns which was badly hit by hurricane Nate in 2017. The coop has over 2,000 members, and has been running its ‘Loma’ microlot programme (named after the ‘lomas’ – ranges of hills – that characterise the region) since 2006. The programme offers agronomy and processes training and support to its members. The producers need to fulfil the requirements of the coop for their coffee to be considered for microlots and, if successful, they receive a cash advance of 110,000 colones (approx. $180). The specialty quality cherries destined for microlots are delivered directly to the coop.

At the coop, the microlots are dried on African (raised) beds. Yellow honeys are transported in water to the table (which allows them to be classified as yellow honeys according to the coop standards). The lots are not disturbed at all during the first night, but are moved every 20 minutes after that. It takes 10-12 days to dry the honeys, 18 days for the naturals.

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