Costa Rican microlot focusing on the future
Honey processed coffee that pumps up classic flavors
Marvin Monge Valverdes is a third generation producer, and who, with his son, manages Finca Nacientes. They consider themselves "coffee lovers", not just producers. With that excitement comes the responsibility to pass down their knowledge to peers and future generations. This is our second year sharing their love and product with our community.
Nacientes is part of a small, thirty producer project of the microlot mill "Palmichal" that started in 2015. The mission of Palmichal is to find producers with unique coffee, add to their work with exemplary processing, and pair the coffee with quality-minded roasters and buyers. This model allows for those discerning buyers to work directly with small farms to specify process and quantity needs, and offers full economical and physical transparency through the supply chain. Any premiums the mill receives for quality goes back to the farmer directly.
In addition to transparency, the Palmichal mill offers well researched plant varietals from their nursery (the largest in Costa Rica) to their producer partners at cost. They are also aware of the environmental impact of production and our need to protect it for the future of coffee. To that end, donated 42 hectacres to a land reforestation project and installed 23 solar panels to supply their power needs for necessary equipment, such as their mechanical dryer.
We’re pleased to share this freshly micro-milled Costa with you! We suggest paper filtered, by-the-cup pour over methods to get the most articulate brews of this clean, juicy, sweet honey processed Tarrazú microlot. Get dialed-in to orange and milk chocolate accompanied by a syrupy, smooth mouthfeel by starting with a 1:16.5 brew ratio, filtered water at 208-210℉, a medium grind, and a 3-3.5 minute brew cycle.