Navigate a Coffee Plantation Like a Pro

Navigate a Coffee Plantation Like a Pro

Monday, July 2016

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If you’re interested in taking your coffee knowledge to the next level, look no further. There are plenty of Costa Rican terms you may already know: Mae, Pura Vida, and Tuanis. Here’s a list of some of the other most commonly used words on Costa Rican coffee plantations that will take your coffee expertise to the next level.


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Cafetal

Coffee plantation

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Finca

Terms used for “farm,” “estate,” or “plantation”

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Mata del café

The coffee plant.

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Beneficio

Name for the coffee processing plant where coffee fruit is transformed into green coffee beans

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Micro lote

Type of blend consisting of coffee from only one location or plot of land

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Cajuela

Official unit of measurement established by the Costa Rican government to measure coffee picking

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Capataz

Foreman of the plantation, responsible for giving workers their assignments each day

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Calle

Literally translated “street” this term refers to the row of red coffee the pickers will be responsible on a given day

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Bandola

Branch of the coffee plant with many beans growing from it

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Canasto

Basket coffee pickers wear on their waist to put coffee cherries in

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Caracolillo

Also known as peaberries, these are a rare type of coffee bean where only one of the two seeds present in the bean becomes fertilized

Coffee Varieties

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Pergamino

Also known as the silverskin or parchment, this is the thin, paper-like wrapping that remains on a coffee bean after the skin and pulp have been removed

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Roya

A coffee pathogen, known as coffee rust. It typically affects coffee grown at lower altitudesd

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