El Perezoso lots are coming from Coopro Naranjo located in the west Valley. This coop counts 2,000 members. They offer a micro lot program since 2006 that producers can join. They receive agronomy and processes training and support. They then need to fulfill the requirements of the Coop for their coffee to be considered as Micro Lot. Producers get an advance of Colones 110,000 in cash for their Micro lots. These coffees are delivered directly to the coop, the other coffees (blends, commercial quality) is delivered in one of the 47 receiving centers. Most of it is delivered in cherries. The range of producers they are working with is quite big and diverse.
At the Coop, the Micro lots are dried on African beds. Yellow honeys are transported in water to the table (reason why they are classified as yellow honeys according to the coop standards). The lots are not moved during the first night and then moved every 20 min. It takes 10 to 12 days to dry the honeys and 18 for the naturals.
This lot is a fully washed, it dried in 10 days.
The region is structured by ‘Lomas’ which are hills. The Loma program gathers specialty quality beans to create regional tailor-made lots for customers.
Because of the small size of the harvest this year, the coop had to get coffees from a few Lomas (hills) to produce the lots for Falcon. That allowed them to continue committing to the same volume despite the harvest difficulties the producers have been coping with this year.
West valley, Costa Rica
Mixed of local varieties
CENTRE DE TRAITEMENT