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New March 2021 ~ Costa Rica - Santa Anita Estate *CARBON NEUTRAL*
Origin: Costa Rica
Region: Naranjo, West Valley
Estate: Santa Anita Estate
Owner: Juan Manuel Sanchez Benavidez
Altitude: 1300-1350 m.a.s.l
Varietal: Caturra & Catuai
Certification: RFA, Carbon Neutral
Processing: Fully Washed
Costa Rica - Santa Anita Estate CARBON NEUTRAL RFA
The Santa Anita Estate is a 5 generation family run farm.
Juan Manuel Sanchez Benavidez is a renowned producer known for his consistent and high quality coffee.
Fully shade grown in unison with the natural eco system, in the protection of the rain forest, in one of the most picturesque farms in Costa Rica.
This coffee is not only a stunning natural product of the environment, but has a complex tasting profile.
By 2050 climate change is predicted to reduce sustainable coffee growing by 50%.
With this in mind, and emphasis on biodiversity, this farm has paved the way with adaptation of their farming techniques and investments in advanced technologies. This is the first coffee farm in the world to be certified as carbon neutral.
Starting, a heavy body with rich notes from tropical fruits like papaya and mango, to sweet overtones of vanilla and caramel. It’s really well balanced and subtle, far from the usual chocolate / nutty profile of South American coffee.
The Importance of Speciality Coffee
The bean density is ultimately the quality of coffee. To build strength and resistance plants need hot daytimes and cool nighttime’s, which is only achieved at high altitudes, that are not over exposed to harsh elements.
Trees can take years to initially produce fruits and months to develop between crops. One day of unpredictable weather, which is common in these countries, can destroy a crop completely.
Please appreciate the work of the farmers, exporters, importers, roasters and the baristas, as without one of them there would be no coffee here.
Coffee is a beautiful naturally grown product cared for by real people across the globe.
In a world of artificial mass produced products support something genuine.
Banned Pesticides in the UK
In the UK there are strict rules on which pesticides and fertilisers can be used. In March of 2019 the UK Government ruled that Chlorothalonil, a pesticide that helps prevent Mould and Mildew on crops, to be a high risk to amphibians and fish - with the possibility of causing damage to DNA.
Damaging the environment but potentially the consumer.
Rainforest Alliance and Fair-Trade certified coffees are not immune from such artificial chemicals in the farming process.
For a product to have an ‘Organic’ certificate in the UK it must not be produced using any pesticides or fertilisers that could pose a risk to the environment or public health.