William Mora Merno – Tarrazu

Rosewater, Mandarin, Red Grape


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Country: Costa Rica

Region: Tarrazu

Washing Station: ASOPROAAA Cooperative

Producer/Farmer: William Mora Merno

Altitude: 1500-1700 MASL

Variety: Arabica – Caturra

Processing: Black Honey

Flavours: Rosewater, Mandarin, Red Grape

Harvested from Finca Parritilla in the highly prized Tarrazu region, this coffee has been grown and processed by William Mora Merno who is a member of the ASOPROAAA Cooperative. Finca Parritilla was purchased by the Merno family 35 years ago. Originally the farm was planted with other crops however, today, coffee production accounts for 80 percent of the 20 hectare farm. Great care is taken to continually improve the quality of the coffee grown at Finca Parritilla, and the farm also employs sustainable production methods to improve soil recuperation and flora and fauna conservation.

The Tarrazu area is a sanctuary of native flora and fauna and produces some of the best coffee in Costa Rica. The region is characterised by two well-defined seasons; a wet season lasting seven months from May to November, and a dry season lasting from December to April. These conditions favour the blossoming of coffee. The cultivation of coffee is fundamental to the socio-economic growth of the region, and producers dedicate their lives to the plantations they nurture.