FINCA LA CASAS | GEISHA | COSTA RICALoggerhead Coffee CO
Vista al Valle (‘View of the valley’) is a micro mill owned and operated by husband and wife Oldermar Arrieta Lobo + Marlene Brenas Morera. Established in 2012 Vista al Valle now services their three farms; Zapote, Fidel and La Casa, aptly named as it surrounds their family home.
The mill itself is no stranger to success, having processed multiple COE winning lots from the three family farms in it’s short history. Most remarkably Finca Fidel finished in first place in the Cup of Excellence 2013, in only it’s second year in operation. As for Las Casas, it has achieved a 7th and 10th place in COE, a remarkable achievement.
The family have a strong focus on environmental management (one of the sons is an agronomist), commiting to maintain protected native flora areas on all of their farms. They also undertake annual comprehensive soil analysis and low impact leaf rust prevention programs to ensure excellent quality without creating adverse environmental outcomes.
This coffee is a Geisha/Gesha varietal - a high quality producing Ethiopian landrace that was transported to Central America in the 50's. The varietal shot to fame in the mid 2000's where it received exceptionally high marks at the "Best of Panama" competition and broke the record for coffee auction prices at the time. Geisha coffees continue to fetch ridiculous prices at auction - our offering is a lot more affordable than most Geisha coffee while still a great representation of the varietal and the processing method which helps to highlight the fruit, floral and clean flavours.
COSTA RICA - West Valley / Alajuela
PRODUCERS - Oldemar Arrieta Lobo + Marlene Brenes Morea
MICROMILL - Vista Al Valle
PROCESS - Anearobic Washed
ALTITUDE - 1500-1600 masl
JASMINE, LYCHEE, PEACH ICED TEA
Espresso 22g in 55g out in 27-30 sec
Filter 1g coffee : 17g water