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Black Mass Coffee Roasters

Self-Inflicted Mental Terror, Costa Rica

Self-Inflicted Mental Terror, Costa Rica

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Honeydew, Lemon Myrtle, Jasmine

Producer:            Francisco A Mena
Farm:                   Sumava de Lourdes
Region:                Lourdes de Naranjo, West Valley region
Varietal:               Geisha
Processing:         Yellow Honey
Altitude:               1,670 - 1,750 MASL
Sumava de Lourdes is situated in the West Valley Region of Costa Rica. The farm cultivates a variety of coffee strains, including Caturra, Pacamara, Geisha, Mokka, and SL28. A distinguishing feature of the farm is its commitment to eco-friendly agricultural practices. Rather than relying heavily on herbicides and pesticides, the farm prioritises the use of natural minerals and mountain micro-organisms (MMs) to enhance soil health and productivity. Interestingly, upon purchasing the property, it was discovered that the land had previously served as a coffee research centre for the Costa Rican government, resulting in the presence of several unique coffee varieties used for experimental purposes.

At Sumava de Lourdes, innovation meets tradition, harnessing modern technologies and emerging trends in sustainable farming. Utilising eco-pulpers and a retention field, they ingeniously repurpose discarded water into nourishing fertiliser for their coffee plants.

The farm employs a workforce of 10 individuals who benefit from essential amenities such as clean drinking water, electricity, modern shower facilities, toilets, and social security coverage.

This particular lot exclusively features the Geisha varietal, an ancient coffee strain originating from Ethiopia. Characterised by its distinctive blue-green elongated beans, Geisha coffee is renowned for its exceptional aromatic and floral qualities. Price Peterson, the proprietor of Hacienda Esmeralda in Panama, introduced Geisha to his plantation several years ago, alongside a diverse range of other coffee varieties. This venture led to the renaissance of Geisha as a highly prized cultivar, celebrated for its pronounced fruity and floral notes, coupled with a delicate balance and finesse rarely found in other coffees. As a testament to its excellence, Geisha consistently garners accolades in prestigious Cup of Excellence competitions worldwide, inspiring coffee growers across the globe to cultivate this exceptional varietal.


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