El Cristobal Anaerobics
Old familiarity, new notes
We start 2023 by bringing you one of our previous and beloved coffees in a new edition. El Cristobal has been part of our range during 2022, but now we can finally present you with the new harvest - and it's almost like giving you a brand new coffee!
The coffee is of course still grown by Ricardo and the Ureña family in Costa Rica. We have chosen to rename El Cristobal because it would be a shame for anyone to assume that it is the same coffee experience as the old harvest.
El Cristobal Anaerobics
.. is the name of the new harvest! El Cristobal has actually always been anaerobic, but it was not so evident in the taste in the old harvest. It is in the new one, which is why we have chosen to include it in the name.
If you are now thinking 'ana-e-what-a-coffee', don't worry. Here is your explanation:
'Anaerobic' means 'without oxygen' and refers to the way the coffee is processed. The coffee is fermented in a tank where oxygen is removed before the tank is sealed. This method prevents the survival of certain bacteria in the tank.
These bacteria usually bring out the more acidic notes in the coffee. Since they are less present, the sweeter notes have room to develop, which is why anaerobic coffees are often sweet with a very distinctive flavor profile.
Country : Costa Rica
Region : Chirripõ
Coffee variety : Villa Sarchi
Process : Anaerobic
Cultivation altitude : 1700
Autumn : February 2023
Notes : Funky and creamy with notes of strawberry, cherry, vanilla and dulce de leche.
This harvest of El Cristobal has a distinctly anaerobic taste - it's funky and creamy, leaving you with notes of strawberry, cherry, vanilla and dulce de leche.
We think it's like getting a new coffee in our range, and we look forward to hearing how you like it.
We have paid the cooperative $4.57/kg for the coffee (FOB).
The market price at the time of the contract was $9.09/kg.
In this case, we have paid 199% of the market price for the coffee.
Read more about why we pay more for our coffeehere.
Friends and business partners in Costa Rica
Some of you know them almost as well as we do. Ricardo Ureña and his family have been our dear direct trading partners for a long time, and the family continues to impress us with the extraordinary quality of their coffee.
Their farm and coffee production in central Costa Rica is a true family business. Today, Ricardo runs the farm and he has introduced new initiatives in recent years: shade planting, minimizing water consumption and experimenting with new varieties. Nevertheless, his father - Regulo Ureña - and the rest of his family are just as much a part of the business, and together they produce truly excellent coffees.