Costa Rica strikes gold with La Minita Tarrazu. Black gold. Not oil, but coffee grown at La Minita, the legendary “little gold mine” of the Indians who sought gold in the plantation’s soil. Today, the gold mine plantation produces wealth in the form of an elegantly balanced coffee grown between 4,000 and 6,000 feet above sea level. The unique micro climates in the mountains of Costa Rica creates a coffee that exhibits a sweet aroma, full body, delicate acidity, and a clean after taste.
Smooth and full-bodied with an elegent, complex flavor and clean finish. One of the most perfectly balanced and focused coffees in the world.
Place: La Minita, Bustamante, Tarrazu region, Costa Rica.
People: The La Minita worker community is very close knit and well looked-after. The workers and their families enjoy free housing and year-round medical and dental care,
Process: La Minita is fully washed and meticulously sorted. Only a fraction of the coffee fruit submitted to the La Minita farm meets the mill's quality standards and bears the La Minita mark. This is the most carefully processed coffee in the world.
Pairing: Fresh grapes or honeydew, butter croissant.
Brew & Store Properly
For Best Results:
GRIND only as much as you need for one cup or one pot of coffee.
CHOOSE the correct grind. Fine for espresso, medium for automatic drip, coarse for French Press.
MEASURE ground coffee to taste. Start with two level tablespoons of ground coffee per six ounces of cold filtered or bottled water.
STORE in an airtight container to protect the flavor and aroma and ensure rich, fresh tasting coffee. Do not freeze or refrigerate.
We source our coffee from the best family coffee farms around the world and buy only the top 1% of Arabica Beans.
We hand roast our coffee daily in small batches to a traditional, smooth taste profile. This is the way we've done it since 1963, when we opened our first store in Brentwood, CA.