Costa Rica Finca Casa de Piedra - Venecia Anaerobic Natural

Melon liqueur, black treacle, grape, sherry
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Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Status Spot
Lot Number P8002095-10
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About This Coffee

Finca Casa de Piedra is one of two farms operated by Cafe Directo, a family business founded in 2013 by Father and daughter team, Gerardo and Jennifer Arias. The farm is dedicated to the production, processing, and marketing of the finest Costa Rican Tarrazú coffees in harmony with the environment. Directo’s vision is to contribute with the development of our society through fair and ethical trade. 

Its founders have over thirty years of experience in the production and processing of specialty microlots qualities including naturals, yellow, red, and black honey, anaerobic, semi-washed and fully washed processes. 

The unique conditions on the farm - in particular its microclimate and soil type, as well as elevations up to 1,800 masl - allow for a wide range of varieties to flourish, including Catuai, pacamara and gesha.

Origin Costa Rica
Subregion Tarrazú
Harvest Season 2022/23
Producer Type Single Estate
Farm Name Finca Casa de Piedra
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Growing Altitude 1500m - 1800m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Venecia
Coffee Grade CRI CA WA MIC
Screen Size 15 Up
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The History of Costa Rican Coffee

Coffee came to Costa Rica as early as 1779 and within 50 years was generating more revenue than any other crop, but by the 1830’s they were growing more coffee than the ships heading south could take. And virtually no infrastructure existed for transporting even a small amount of green coffee to the east coast of Costa Rica (where London was a mere 5,000 miles away). The distribution woes of Costa Rican coffee producers reached the ears of an up-and-coming shipping magnate named William Le Lacheur in 1841 and on Christmas day, 1841 he sailed The Monarch into port at Puntarenas, Costa Rica, and thus began a long and mutually beneficial relationship. On one voyage to London in late in 1843, the Monarch carried more than half a million pounds of Costa Rican coffee.  

The Process

The full details of the Finca Casa de Piedra anaerobic process are a closely guarded family secret. However here is what we do know:

  • Cherry selection is paramount. Brix readings are taken to ensure the cherries are harvested at the optimum time. 
  • The cherries are then pre-dried on cemented patios for 48 hours, prior to fermentation
  • Extended cherry fermentation is carried out in plastic tanks without valves.
  • Temperature is controlled throughout the fermentation process and Brix is monitored, as well as the aroma and appearance of the pulp.
  • After fermentation the cherries are dried on raised beds for an average of 30 days.
  • Subregion Tarrazú
  • Farm Name Finca Casa de Piedra
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Venecia
  • Min Growing Altitude 1500m
  • Max Growing Altitude 1800m
  • Screen Size 15 Up
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • Price Per Kg €16.90
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade CRI CA WA MIC
  • CTRM Contract Number P8002095-10
  • Origin Costa Rica
  • Warehouse Vollers Hamburg