Velo Coffee Roasters

Central Costa Rica - Finca Montereoga

Sale price Price $20.00 Regular price


12oz box of whole bean coffee

Tier: Microlot
Farm: Finca Montereoga
Producer: Juan Rafael Montero
Importer: Cafe Imports
Variety: Caturra, Red Catuai
Harvest: April 2019
Size: 20 hectares
Elevation: 1900 masl
Town: San Isidro
Milling: washed
Drying: raised beds- 20 days
Fermentation: overnight tank fermentation
Finish Phase: First crack

Importer Notes

Juan Rafael Montero is a very committed producer with an interesting background: He was a professional soccer player in his young life, then got tired of the sports life and decided to buy a farm to grow organic avocados. When he and his wife lost their avocado crop, their neighbors suggested they start planting coffee instead, and Finca Montereoga was transitioned to coffee plants. The "Tio Juan" in the name of this micromill comes from his grandfather.
For the first few years, Juan Rafael worked with Don Pepe Micromill, but he invested in his own micromill in order to control the quality and production. He grows mostly Caturra and Red Catuai, as well as a limited number of experimental varieties. Juan Rafael uses the same environmentally conscious practices on his coffee that he did on his avocados, and he produces all of his own fertilizers using organic materials, worm castings, as well as manure from horses and goats that he also raises.