Finca Alfaro coffee beans are grown on one of the oldest plantations in Costa Rica, in the heart of the Tarrazu region. This Specialty coffee offers notes of cocoa and almonds. Slightly spicy aftertaste and a dense crema. Medium roast designed for a good espresso. 1kg coffee beans.
Main Characteristics :
More About Our Medium Roast :
This coffee is perfect for espresso due to its medium roast makes it a balanced coffee as it gives it a generous body, powerful aromas and a round cup .
On the other hand, light-roasted coffees develop a distinct acidity and a more complex range of aromas in cup than medium-roasted coffees or dark-roasted coffees which develop a well-known bitter taste.
A Closer Look at Appellations :
This Finca Alfaro Coffee is a Terroir Coffee.
|A Label Coffee : a superior-quality coffee that corresponds to a certain coffee-growing region|
|A Terroir Coffee : high-quality coffee, renowned for the distinctiveness of its soil|
|A MicroLot : a terroir coffee grown on a specific plot known for its exceptional quality and specific preparation|
Find out more about the different appellations of specialty coffee on our blog.
Marco* loves :
- Its cocoa and almond notes
- Its spicy mouthfeel
- Its thick crema
*The XXL Coffee Roaster (Cafés Lugat)
Other Production Characteristics:
Harvest Period : November to March
The Story of Cafés Lugat :
Lionel Lugat is the legendary coffee roaster at MaxiCoffee . Over the years, he has surrounded himself with an expert team of coffee roasters.
This coffee specialist is also a judge in the French Coffee Championships and expert columnist for our coffee company! Lionel tells the story of Cafés Lugat and his passion for coffee roasting below.
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Its geolocation means it benefits from the Pacific Ocean winds which improve the taste quality of coffees.
"Finca Alfaro" is a blend of two botanical varieties: caturra and catuaí. The coffee cherries are harvested manually, carefully selected and treated using water. The treatment plant is an ecological unit. Processed water is recycled, pulping is used as a natural fertilizer.
The coffee trees grow in the shade at 1700 meters altitude. They enjoy good weather conditions, perfect for very high quality coffee cherries.
These conditions allow this coffee to obtain the grade "SHB", ie: " Strictly Hard Bean ".
Cafés Lugat boasts a team of enthusiastic young coffee roasters who select exceptional coffees and create irresistible recipes just for you. Through their range of coffee beans, ground coffees and Nespresso® compatible capsules, their mission is to bring you the unique flavour and aromas from the world's best coffee-producing areas!
Their passion for coffee has even won them awards. Marco, the brand's head roaster, was awarded the French Barista Championship title at the 2017 French Championships.
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