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Costa Rican Tarrazu Papagayo

Product Code: 1CostaRica

Availability: In stock

5 lbs. for $39.20 $7.84per pound
Click "Customize and Buy" to choose Type, Roast and Grind for your wholesale coffee bean order of Costa Rican Tarrazu Papagayo in 5 pound bulk bags. Cupping Notes: clean, lively winey acidity, medium body, chocolate, almonds, citrus notes

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5 lbs. for $39.20 $7.84per pound

Costa Rican Tarrazu

Among all the great varieties of coffee beans produced by the 8 coffee producing regions of Costa Rica, the Tarrazú beans hold a very special place. It is unarguably the greatest of Costa Rica and arguably the best of the world too. The small region of Tarrazú is situated in the highest altitudes of the country at south of its capital, San José and is richest in terms of plantation. Coffee plants in this region grow in the rainy season from May to November and harvested during the dry season from December to March at a high altitude of 1200 to 1900 meters. This dual pattern of dry & wet climate is ideal for producing coffee and because of this high altitude as well as the presence of volcanic soil, the finest Tarrazú coffee cherries ripen rather slowly which eventually gives the beans a rich and robust flavor. The coffee cherries enjoy good shades while ripening as most of the plantations are shaded with a healthy mix of native and foreign trees. The cherries are hand-picked during harvesting period to ensure the best ones are selected. Tarrazú coffee is 100% Arabica and is labelled as Strictly Hard Bean (SHB). SHB is the highest grade in the bean classification system of Costa Rica.

Tarrazú beans bear high level of acidity, primarily due to the sedimentary nature of the soil. But surprisingly, when one cherishes a cup it appears to be incredibly mild & smooth. Moreover, the drinker is accompanied by fantastic flavors throughout the journey. Most prominent notes are of dark chocolate and grapefruit. Other fruity presence consists of citrus, apricot and berries. The drinker may also sense a honey-like aftertaste. Always roasted lightly to preserve these complex connections of its many flavors, Tarrazú simply grows on its drinkers. It smells & tastes better and better as the days pass by.   

But as there is this saying, ‘Good things come in small packages’, Tarrazú coffee is also no exception. Unfortunately, this special high-quality variety is not produced in bulk like the other varieties as the Tarrazú cherries take longer time to ripen. Due to the presence of less number of firms and suppliers who can commit 100% pure Tarrazú, these gourmet coffee is often blended with coffee from other regions of Costa Rica to elevate the taste quality of other beans as well as to increase the profit margin. So, it is always a challenge to find suitable suppliers and distributors who can guarantee 100% real Costa Rican Tarrazú. But a good news is that Tarrazú can be purchased online these days as suppliers are using platforms like Amazon to reach global customers. However, you cannot expect a discount on this exotic stuff yet.

Costa Rican Tarrazú is not yet world famous like the Jamaican or Kona coffee. But it has already been identified by connoisseurs of coffee. Rather than by sales pitches and typical marketing strategies, Tarrazú beans are gaining popularity fast through word of mouth publicity by coffee aficionados. Slowly but steadily it is claiming the spot it deserves in the world map.    

  • SHB (Strictly Hard Bean) specifies that the coffee was grown at an altitude above 1350 meters. This term is also synonymous with SHG/Strictly High Grown; this classification is higher than HB.
  • EP (European Preparation) specifies that the raw beans are all hand sorted to remove any defective beans and foreign material.

Cupping Notes

clean,  lively winey acidity, medium body, chocolate, almonds, citrus notes