This Costa Rican offering from the Café Vida farm collective captures the classic profile of a Washed Costa Rican coffee, with up-front sweetness, mild nuttiness, and sparkling but gentle citric acidity.
Central Valley Cafe Vida offerings are different than those from Tarrazú and Brunca in that they are "Fully Washed," meaning the cherries are depulped, fermented, and washed clean of mucilage. Typically in Costa Rica,
These coffees are depulped and placed in fermentation tanks for 12–24 hours, depending on the pH level of the coffee as it ferments, as well as the volume of coffee in the tank. After the fermentation period, the coffee is washed using water channels and passed through a centriflux machine, which removes the excess water and expedites the drying process.
Cupping Notes: Smooth and Mellow, sweet and citric with almond, lemon, lime and toffee flavors.