Costa Rica 2009

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90.00

Rank: 1
Farmer/Rep.: Josué Bonilla Solis
Altitude: 1900
Country: Costa Rica
Year: 2009
Size (30kg boxes): 27
City: Llano Bonito de León Cortes
Region: Tarrazú
Month:
Aroma/Flavor: red grapes, black berry, sweet lime, honey, dark chocolate, butter, mango
Acidity: structured, bright, juicy, lively
Other: smooth, creamy, long aftertaste, balanced, dimensional
Processing system: Convencional, sun dried
Variety : Caturra
Coffee Growing Area: -1
Farm Size: -1
Auction Lot Size (lbs.): 2044.9
High bid: 15.45
Total value: 31593.71
High bidders: Time’s Club for C-COOP, St. Berry Coffee, Tashiro Coffee

89.35

Rank: 2
Farmer/Rep.: Manuel Barrantes R.
Altitude: 1500
Country: Costa Rica
Year: 2009
Size (30kg boxes): 30
City: Lourdes, Naranjo
Region: Valle Occidental
Month:
Aroma/Flavor: cherry, chocolate, fruity, nuts, honey, apple, orange, tobacco
Acidity: well-balanced, orange-citrus, snappy
Other: velvety mouthfeel, buttery, soft
Processing system: Convencional, sun dried, dry milling
Variety : Villa Sarchi
Coffee Growing Area: -1
Farm Size: -1
Auction Lot Size (lbs.): 2277
High bid: 10.55
Total value: 24022.35
High bidders: Maruyama Coffee for Mikatajuku group, Honey Coffee, Adachi Coffee and Orsir Coffee

89.12

Rank: 3
Farmer/Rep.: Jorge Ureña Zuñiga, Ana Isabel Ureña Hidalgo, Luis Roberto Cordero Mena
Altitude: 1620
Country: Costa Rica
Year: 2009
Size (30kg boxes): 40
City: Santa Maria de Dota
Region: Tarrazú
Month:
Aroma/Flavor: fruity, complex, sweet, peach, honey, berry, melon, Bourbón, vanilla, rose, roasted nuts, cherry
Acidity: bright, crisp, citric, pineapple, apple, peach
Other: very sweet, creamy, well-balanced
Processing system: Convencional, sun dried
Variety : Caturra
Coffee Growing Area: -1
Farm Size: -1
Auction Lot Size (lbs.): 3036
High bid: 8.65
Total value: 26261.4
High bidders: Fratello Coffee, Zoka Coffee, Willoughby’s, Invalsa Coffee

89.06

Rank: 4
Farmer/Rep.: Manuel Barrantes Zúñiga
Altitude: 1600
Country: Costa Rica
Year: 2009
Size (30kg boxes): 33
City: Lourdes, Naranjo
Region: Valle Occidental
Month:
Aroma/Flavor: strawberry, blackberry, caramel, chocolate, currant, cherry, honey, lemony orange, kiwi
Acidity: strong, structured, bright
Other: velvety
Processing system: Convencional, sun dried
Variety : Caturra Villa Sarchi
Coffee Growing Area: -1
Farm Size: 4
Auction Lot Size (lbs.): 2494.8
High bid: 8.85
Total value: 22078.98
High bidders: 49th Parallel Roasters Inc.

88.85

Rank: 5
Farmer/Rep.: Timothy Michael Obrien
Altitude: 1750
Country: Costa Rica
Year: 2009
Size (30kg boxes): 38
City: San Martin de León Cortes
Region: Tarrazú
Month:
Aroma/Flavor: sweet, caramel, chocolate, bakers chocolate, creamy lemon pie, tobacco, dark cherries
Acidity: orange-like, juicy, refined, well-balanced
Other: full, smooth mouthfeel, complete, complex
Processing system: Convencional, sun dried
Variety : Caturra some Bourbón
Coffee Growing Area: -1
Farm Size: -1
Auction Lot Size (lbs.): 2884.2
High bid: 8.15
Total value: 23506.23
High bidders: Kaffebrenneriet as

88.53

Rank: 6
Farmer/Rep.: Arnaldo Barrantes Zúñiga
Altitude: 1500
Country: Costa Rica
Year: 2009
Size (30kg boxes): 33
City: Lourdes, Naranjo
Region: Valle Occidental
Month:
Aroma/Flavor: fruity, sweet, nuts, spices, perfume fragrance, black currant, lemon, milk chocolate
Acidity: tart, elegant, mellow, fine lemon
Other: rich body, finished with lemon zest, long aftertaste
Processing system: Convencional, sun dried
Variety : Caturra Villa Sarchi
Coffee Growing Area: -1
Farm Size: 3
Auction Lot Size (lbs.): 2508
High bid: 7.20
Total value: 18057.6
High bidders: Jubean Coffee

88.35

Rank: 7
Farmer/Rep.: Isaac Navarro Ceciliano, Iván Fernández Badilla
Altitude: 1500
Country: Costa Rica
Year: 2009
Size (30kg boxes): 52
City: Corallillo de Cartado
Region: Tarrazú
Month:
Aroma/Flavor: oatmeal, nutty chocolate, apple roasted almonds, caramel, honey, milk chocolate, white grapes
Acidity: bright, crisp, elegant, complex, lively
Other: sensation of mint, syrupy, balanced
Processing system: Convencional, sun dried, semi washed
Variety : Caturra Catuai
Coffee Growing Area: -1
Farm Size: -1
Auction Lot Size (lbs.): 3936.9
High bid: 7.30
Total value: 28739.37
High bidders: Toa Coffee Co., Ltd

87.74

Rank: 8
Farmer/Rep.: Lesmes Vega Navarro, Luis Fernando Blanco Zúñiga, Mireya Mora Cordero
Altitude: 1790
Country: Costa Rica
Year: 2009
Size (30kg boxes): 32
City: San Marcos de Tarrazú
Region: Tarrazú
Month:
Aroma/Flavor: choc, cherry, blueberry, faint lime, floral, honeysuckle, grapefruit, black cherry, cream, vanilla, grape candy
Acidity: refined, pleasant, snappy, fruit-like
Other: got better as cool, smooth, velvety-aftertaste, dried fruit perfume
Processing system: Convencional, sun dried
Variety : Caturra
Coffee Growing Area: -1
Farm Size: -1
Auction Lot Size (lbs.): 2428.8
High bid: 7.10
Total value: 17244.48
High bidders: Tim Wendelboe

87.32

Rank: 9
Farmer/Rep.: Sara Quirós Diaz , Manuel Adrian Quesada Mora
Altitude: 1450
Country: Costa Rica
Year: 2009
Size (30kg boxes): 30
City: La Escuadra, Aserri
Region: Tarrazú
Month:
Aroma/Flavor: very sweet, orange, chocolate, butter, cherry, cream, apricot, green apple, dark berry, stone fruit
Acidity: bright, fine
Other: lemony
Processing system: Convencional, sun dried
Variety : Caturra Catuai
Coffee Growing Area: 4
Farm Size: 6
Auction Lot Size (lbs.): 2277
High bid: 6.75
Total value: 15369.75
High bidders: Firestorm Coffee Roasters Company

86.11

Rank: 10
Farmer/Rep.: Minor Leiva Núñez
Altitude: 1600
Country: Costa Rica
Year: 2009
Size (30kg boxes): 36
City: Fariles de Desamparados
Region: Tarrazú
Month:
Aroma/Flavor: orange, dark choc, buttery, pecan, strawberry, buttered whole wheat toast, caramel
Acidity: sparkling, well-balanced, firm
Processing system: Convencional, sun dried
Variety : Caturra Catuai Yellow
Coffee Growing Area: -1
Farm Size: -1
Auction Lot Size (lbs.): 2732.4
High bid: 6.85
Total value: 18716.94
High bidders: Nippon Coffee Trading Co.,Ltd for Doi Coffee