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Costa Rica – Finca San Isidro


Costa Rica-Finca San Isidro

Origin: Costa Rica

Region: Terazú
Farmer: Edgar Ureña

Varietal:  Yellow and Red Cataui, Caturra
Altitude: 5400 feet above sea level
Proc. Method: Natural, dried on raised beds
Flavor Profile: Full body, creamy, chewy, sweet

Cupping Score: 89/100

Terrazú in Costa Rica is one of the world’s great coffee regions, and the primary reason for Bridgeport Coffee making this trip. We had purchased a very small amount of coffee from Don Edgar in 2016, and considered it to be the best coffee we roasted last year. I have been anxious to get here and find out more about this region — more specifically about this family and the work they are doing in this relatively remote part of the world.

Terrazú is a Canton (county) in the Province (state) of San Jose. Located about 30-35 miles south of the capital San Jose, it is a pristine valley surrounded by the Talamanca Sierra Mountains with peaks that extend to 3000m above sea level. The drive from San Jose is comfortable with small but well maintained roads. There is a steady climb upwards and soon the view is of intermittent deep valleys filled with coffee trees and the surrounding tropical dry forest

Don Edgar only produces naturally processed coffees that are picked ripe, dried on raised beds, and processed at his dry mill, El Pilon.  His passion for excellence is obvious in the cup.

Read the full Costa Rica travel journal (Part 1 – Overview, Part 2 – The Science, and Part 3 – Terrazú).