Our small family, by generations and by heritance, has been dedicated to the coffee production.
We produce coffee in the highlands of Naranjo, Alajuela. The weather is warm, moderately rainy; perfect to the coffee production. Las Casas participated last year and obtained the 10th place. This year, 2015, this lot obtained the 7th place. Our father and grandfather bought this farm 65 years ago. It was a great effort to produce in this property, because at that time there was no electricity or water; the roads were in poor conditions and oxcarts carried the little coffee produced.
The farm name is “Las Casas” which means “The Houses” because in this lot we have the micro-mill, our house and the houses used by the coffee pickers during the harvest.
We have special fondness for this farm since many of the family members have been born here. We follow great values form our ancestors, perseverance, effort and struggle. From our great, great grand father, Florindo Seguro, we inherited the love for the coffee production; he used to say that coffee had something special, because many families benefit from it.
|Farm Name||Finca las Casas|
|Farmer/Rep.||Marco Vinicio Arrieta Brenes|
|Size (30kg boxes)||23|
|City||Lourdes de Cirri Naranjo|
|Program||Costa Rica 2015|
|Aroma/Flavor||Hibiscus, strawberry, dark chocolate, grapefruit, stone fruit, honey comb, mandarin, raisins, palm sugar|
|Acidity||Balance of malic and citric|
|Other||Well balanced, buttery mouth feel, good body, creamy|
|Coffee Growing Area||3 hectares|
|Farm Size||3 hectares|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1521|
|High bidders||Kean Coffee, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, Klatch Coffee|