Costa Rican Tarrazu Montecielo Gourmet Coffee from Cafe Britt

Costa Rican Tarrazu Montecielo Whole Bean (12 oz)

$12.95

DETAILS

  • Roast: 7
  • Altitude: 1,200-1,600 meters
  • Regions: Tarrazu
  • Flavor Notes: Chocolate, Grapefruit
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DESCRIPTION

Located southeast of the capital city San José, Tarrazú is known worldwide for producing some of the best tasting coffee. The area is so famous it's called “La Cuna del Café Costarricense"—the area where Costa Rican coffee was born.

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Located southeast of the capital city San José, Tarrazú is known worldwide for producing some of the best tasting coffee. The area is so famous it's called “La Cuna del Café Costarricense"—the area where Costa Rican coffee was born.

The coffee plants in this region grow in small valleys amongst Costa Rica's tallest mountain range, Talamanca. This is essential to the coffee quality because it provides a large amount of shade and improves the sustainability of the farms. The region's high altitude, number of sunlight hours received each day, and 2500 millimeters of rain each year also contribute to the development of the coffee plants.

Tarrazú's economy revolves around coffee. Contrary to other regions where each coffee plantation is owned by a few producers, Tarrazú's land is owned by many small producers. They joined forces years ago to form cooperatives in order to help each other and seek uniformity in coffee quality.

We work with one of the largest cooperatives in the region (over 3500 coffee producers), which encourages, researches and educates their producers on environmentally friendly growing practices.

Our medium roast, allows the caramelized sugars to rise to the surface of the beans and highlight a chocolaty flavor with surprising hints of citrusy grapefruit. The resulting cup has a good body and a marked acidity with an overall flavor that is strong, unique, and delicious.

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Roast 7
8
8
7
Altitude

1,200-1,600 meters
1,200 - 1,400 meters
1,200 - 1,400 meters
1,200 - 1,400 meters
Regions

Tarrazu
Central Valley
Western Valley
Central Valley
Western Valley
Brunca
Flavor
Notes

Chocolate
Grapefruit
Chocolate
Dried fruits
Fig
Clove
Honey
Apple
Laurel
Wildflowers

Tarrazú Montecielo

Costa Rica Tarrazu
CB8943

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Frequently Asked Questions

An unopened bag will stay fresh for one year. Once a bag of coffee has been opened, it will stay fresh for up to 6 months if stored properly.
In the short term, keeping your coffee in its original bag, sealed tight and kept in a cool and dry place is always a best practice for coffee storage. For long term, it is possible to store your coffee in the freezer, however, once removed from the freezer, store it in airtight container in a cool and dark place.
The packaging we use for our Café Britt coffees is a durable triple-ply material that protects the coffee from sunlight and oxygen. Each bag has a one-way valve that allows gases that are produced during roasting to escape and prevents any air or oxygen from entering the bag.
Don’t worry! Your coffee is fine. What you’ve experienced are the effects of subjecting our one-way valved bags to a non-pressurized atmosphere, such as the baggage compartment of an airplane. When our bags are subjected to a low-pressure environment, the gas inside the bag expands and exits through the one-way valve. A properly functioning valve won’t let the gas re-enter and “inflate” the bag as it was before. This effect preserves the quality and freshness of the coffee. Sometimes, as the coffee continues “breathing” and expelling gases, the packages may even inflate again. But it’s perfectly fine to store your coffee in these brick-hard packages until you’re ready to use them.
Strictly Hard Bean is part of a classification system for Costa Rican coffees cultivated 1200 meters (4000 ft.) above sea level. In Costa Rica, coffee plants that grow at this altitude produce higher quality beans that have a higher density that holds in the nutrients and flavor during roasting. At Britt though, we go above and beyond just offering you Strictly Hard Beans. We have our own classification system that ensures we’re buying the highest quality strictly hard beans available.

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