Lot #3 La Unión
Producer: María Elena Camacho Morales
Finca La Unión is located in the volcanic lands of Concepción of San Rafael de Heredia, and it has a long history. The estate was acquired approximately 80 years ago by don Manuel Elías Camacho Hernández. It was later inherited by his son, don Elías Camacho Sáenz, who later passed the estate on to his daughter, doña María Elena Camacho Morales. Currently, doña María Elena, together with her son and daughter, Fernando Elías and Silvia Elena, are the managers of the estate, which has approximately 18 cultivated hectares, and has an altitude of 1500 meters over sea level.
Initially, this estate was named La Pulpería (“grocery store”). Don Manuel changed its name to Finca La Unión. When it was purchased, parts of the territory were cultivated with coffee. It was later used for dairy farming before eventually becoming a coffee plantation again, being sown especially with Caturra and Catuai. However, in the last few years, other varieties have been tried out, such as SL-28, Geisha, Milenio and Villa Sarchí.
Every year, new soil and foliar analysis are carried out, plot by plot, in order to guarantee the best land preparation, planting, taking care and production of the coffee. The latest technologies available on the market are utilized to guarantee an excellent composition, aroma and acidity of the coffee.
The three pillars of Finca La Unión are:
This family founded the Beneficio Ecológico Cerro Alto 10 years ago. Production takes place under strict traceability controls. It is divided in approximately 40 micro lots between 5 to 50 fanegas each. Each micro lot has its own record from the plot from which it was recollected to details of its milling and drying process.
|Farm Name||La Union|
|Farmer/Rep.||Maria Elena Camacho Morales|
|Program||Costa Rica 2018|
|Aroma/Flavor||Mulberry, mango, tangerine, apricot, peach, lychee, black currant, grapefruit, raspberry|
|Acidity||Malic, orange, lemon, juicy, clean, refined|
|Other||Cocoa finish, very sweet, long sweet finish, velvety mouthfeel, multidimensional|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||363.7627326|