FLAVOR: Cherry, Almond, Grapefruit
FINISH: Light Linger
Balanced and straightforward, this coffee offers a bright acidity up front reminiscent of fresh cherries, followed by mildly sweet almond, and ending in bittersweet grapefruit. The medium body brings you to a light linger at the end.
Don Joiner Alvarado is a producer in the microregion of La Piedra de Rivas, located in Chirripó, Costa Rica. Joiner started his micromill business, named Joicafe, about four years ago. When first getting started in coffee production Joiner received support from his two brothers who own two other micromills in the region. Joiner is now in charge of operations at Joicafe where he receives help from his wife and family. His family helps primarily with the drying process of each coffee, turning the coffee on patios and the raised African beds. At the farm, Los Cedros, Joicafe will produce approximately 250 bags in total this year. Sitting at an altitude between 1750 to 2000 MASL, Los Cedros produces mainly Caturra and Catuai varietals, although Joiner has begun to experiment with more exotic varietals including Kenia, Geisha, and Villa Sarchi.
LOCATION: Chirripó, Costa Rica
PRODUCER, FARM: Joicafe, Los Cedros
ALTITUDE: 1750-2000 MASL
VARIETAL: Caturra, Catuai
PRODUCTION METHOD: Honey