Costa Rican Poás Volcanic Earth Gourmet Coffee from Cafe Britt

Costa Rican Poas Tierra Volcanica

Roast

6
Costa Rican Poas whole bean coffee
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$12.95

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Poás Volcanic Earth


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From the intense micro-climates of the Central Valley region comes our Poas Volcanic Earth coffee. Known as Costa Rica's pioneer coffee region, coffee plants from the Central Valley are generally exposed to harsher weather changes, which in turn allow the plantations to grow high-quality hard beans. That, along with volcano-enriched soils and constant rain, makes for a unique coffee producing environment, which is transmitted to the surprising cup qualities of our Poas Volcanic Earth blend.

Our Poas blend is grown at Finca La Guaria, which has been owned by the same family for 30 years.

Their goal is to produce high quality coffee while using sustainable and environmentally friendly growing practices. Because of their long history in the business, they are able to produce consistent quality beans each harvest, by using the shade-grown technique.

Business from the plantation supports the educational, housing and nutritional needs of at least 50 families during most of the year. During harvest season, 250 more families arrive and work in houses provided by the plantation. Fair wage practices ensure that each family is provided for and helps improve the quality of life for everyone who works at the farm.

This medium roast blend has a complex flavor profile of earthy undertones mixed with lemon. It also has fruity and floral characteristics that gives it a very sophisticated flavor. It retains a light acidity from the high concentration of minerals of the volcanic soil it grows in, but is light on the palate and presents itself as an agreeable post-meal coffee that experienced coffee drinkers will appreciate.

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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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