Region: Santa Maria de Dota, Tarrazu region Varietal: Geisha Processing: Natural
Altitude: 1,850 MASL
Santa Teresa 2000 is situated in the pristine Dota Valley of Costa Rica, reaching elevations exceeding 2000 metres above sea level, hence the moniker Santa Teresa 2000. It's an optimal spot for producing coffee, given its consistently cool, crisp climate and moderate amounts of sunshine throughout the day.
This micro-mill boasts over 10 different plots of land where they cultivate coffee across the Tarrazu region. All of these coffee crops are transported to the same micro-mill for processing.
The operation is overseen by a father-son duo, Roger and Alex Ureña, both very modest gentlemen well-versed in all facets of coffee. They manage 13 small farms across the Dota Valley, totaling approximately 30 hectares. The common thread among these farms is their high altitude, at 1600 meters and above, and the presence of exotic varieties such as Geisha, Pacamara, Villalobos, Ethiopia 47, Typica Mejorado, and more.
This batch originates primarily from a Geisha-dominant plot of land, with a small proportion of Ethiopia 47 scattered throughout, contributing a slightly fuller body and tactility to the cup structure. The cherries are directly taken to elevated beds for a drying period averaging 20 days, with the final 3 days in controlled dryers to achieve optimal moisture content.