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About Costa Rica El Conquistador
Arrived December 2019 in grainpro. El Conquistador is a product of the La Minita company and a high grown SHB coffee from Dota in Tarrazu. Earlier this year we offered coffee from Santa Maria de Dota collected and processed at the Coopedota Cooperative. El Conquistador is a very similar preparation and shows a cup profile of the same general nature, bright, chocolatey. This reflects the very high and rugged terrain of this part of Costa Rica.
Coffee is purchased and collected from area smallholder farmers. Processing is washed. This coffee represents a good value and can be used as a single origin, dark roast or blend component. The brightness of the cup will stand up to dark roasting as will the coffee's hard density. As a blend component it will lend brightness and smooth texture while remaining neutral to the flavor of other components.
Multiple Smallholder Farms
- Country: Costa Rica
- Region: Dota Tarrazu
- Producers: Area smallholder farms
- Elevation: 1,200 to 1,900 meters
- Harvest Months: December - February
- Varieties: Caturra, Catuai
- Processing: Fully Washed, traditional
Cup Characteristics: Tropical fruit, dark chocolate. It has the classic piquant acidity and lively winey flavor expected of the region�s best coffees. El Conquistador is well balanced with notes of lush tropical fruit and bittersweet chocolate, and has a smooth pronounced body.
Roasting Notes: Dense, high grown and durable coffee that can be roasted well throughout the full range of darkness levels. Keep it light to accentuate brightness, sweetness and nuance. Go darker to develop chocolate notes and texture. This coffee is sturdy and bright enough to be a dark roast and still retain flavor and acidity with some individuality.