A Blend of varieties of the youngest coffee trees on the farm, always with the same care in the process, making it one of the best quality/price ratios in Costa Rica.
- Costa Rica
- Score 80+
- La Josefina
- from 15€ to 25€
What is a score?
Our product range is categorised by score: 80+, 85+, 88+ We have the "Specialty Coffee Association of America" to thank for the system of "scores", who defined a very strict ratings protocol to evaluate the quality of speciality coffee. This ratings system enables players within the sector, as well as coffee lovers, to share a common language. Within this tasting protocol, the main criteria for the evaluation of a coffee are noted: odour, aroma, after-taste, acidity, body, harmony, purity...
The final score classifies the coffee within a hierarchy unique to speciality coffee. The coffee must achieve a score of at least 80/100 to be considered a speciality coffee.
A detailed look at the scores attributed to speciality coffee:
Our blends, being mixtures of multiple coffees, are excluded from the rating system, although they are all comprised of speciality coffees.
*The SCAA classifies 90+ coffees as "Outstanding". We consider an 88+ coffee to reflect a quality that is already outstanding, already representing the excellence of the sector. In this regard, it is a Grand Cru.
More than one hundred years old, the Volcan Azul farm is now run by the sixth generation farmer, Alejo Castro. Alejo, 30 years old, is strongly focused on the modernity of coffee making and has considerably updated production methods: plantations divided into parcels, adaptation of prestigious botanical varieties and meticulousness as standard for the many farm processes. Volcan Azul is my favourite farm in Costa Rica because everything is thoroughly methodical. Moreover, the Castro family is very friendly and desires above all to do the job well and makes every effort to preserve its cultural heritage. This cafe is for me the image of a state of mind.
A speciality coffee
Speciality coffee are the best batches of coffee from farms or local cooperatives. They are fully traceable (botanical variety, region, plot) and respect demanding processing methods. This guarantees exceptional quality in the cup.