10 SPEED - very complex coffee
country: COSTA RICA
producer: MARCO & MARICELA OVIEDO
elevation: 1350 MASL
process: RED HONEY
varietals: CATUAI / VILLA SARCHI
tasting notes: LEMON CAKE, BLUEBERRY PANCAKE, GRAPE JOLLY RANCHER
12oz / wholebean only / FREE SHIPPING
narrative: This coffee is truly a perfect example of what the Velodrome sourcing model is all about. It's farmers helping farmers through the Farmer's Project, and a personally sourced and selected coffee by our former coffee roaster, Jensen. 100% transparent and 100% about the people!
This high-altitude coffee is graced by the gentle weather of the Central Valley coffee zone. Local farmers care for their land and a diversity of crops surrounding Sircof. Many of these farms border protected forest areas, providing a positive co-existence between sustainable farming and a prospering environment. Sircof specialty coffee starts with a careful collection of the ripe Arabica beans, immediately processed in the artisan wet mill right on their farm.Risking all of their savings, Marco Oviedo faced a terrifying truth. His family coffee farm could not survive if they continued to operate as they had for the prior two generations. Marcos and his wife decided to build a micro mill. With more control of the processing and production chain, they can yield the best possible quality. Marcos found a way to improve their production and cupping scores so they could sell coffee at a fair price and save the family farm.