Costa Rica Santa Elena
Woman-Owned Single Estate, single origin:
Country: Costa Rica
Altitude: 1250-1650 masl
Variety: 90% Caturra; 10% Typica
Process: Washed, Pulped Natural (honey), Natural
Maple / Raisin / Buttered Toast
Luz Marina Trujillo grew up in a family of coffee producers and talks happily about spending her childhood playing with coffee beans instead of dolls. Now, she produces one of the finest coffees available on her estate Santa Elena in the highlands of Costa Rica’s most famous coffee-growing region, Tarrazú. Tarrazú coffee is known for being crisp, clean, and bright, and Luz Marina’s coffee offers that classic profile plus a lightly syrupy body and sweetness, and an elegant finish. Luz Marina was one of the first estate owners in Costa Rica to produce Pulped Natural “Honey” (Miel) coffee in volume, adding a dimension of cotton candy and butterscotch to the sophisticated washed profile.