Costa Rica Los Robles Washed



Recommended for:

  • Aeropress

  • Espresso

  • French Press

  • Stove Top

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A really well balanced coffee that you can come back to again and again, there are juicy notes of raspberry and cherry balanced by a solid hazelnut base with a touch of lime on the finish.

Key Stats

Location: Robles, Naranjo, Costa RicaAltitude: 1,300 - 1,700 metres above sea levelPreparation: WashedVarietal: Caturra and Red CatuaiOwners: several smallholder farmersFlavours: Raspberry | Lime | Hazelnut


Costa Rica is a small country nestled in the heart of Central America. It’s probably most famous as a nature retreat for wealthy Americans, favoured for its stable government and relative safety compared some of its Central American neighbours.

Traditionally, coffee from Costa Rica was bulked and sold – however the higher production costs has made it impossible for the country to compete with neighbouring Nicaragua. Costa Rica has therefore turned its attention to the production of high quality micro lots as part of an effort to justify the higher sales price. This lot comes to us from a newly established project in the Western Valleys set up by a company called Coopro Naranjo and referred to as Estrella Naranjo (the star of Naranjo). This programme aims to identify quality coffee producers and the conditions required for quality and is open to any smallholder farmer who grows their coffee between 1,300-1,700 metres above sea level (as altitude is a key factor in producing quality coffee). It incorporates producers from six towns across the region of Naranjo; Lourdes, Sabanilla, Barranca, Cañuela, San Juanillo and Robles. Each area possesses a unique micro climate thanks to the mountainous terrain which creates different climatic environments for coffee to grow in.

Once a producer becomes integrated into the Estrella Naranjo programme, they are allocated an agronomist who will visit regularly and help advise on when to harvest their coffee along with other agricultural techniques to help them increase the quality and yield of their coffee. Once the coffee has been sold to a buyer, the producers will receive a bonus payment which is a quality differential and serves as an incentive to produce specialty grade coffee. We are really excited to be supporting this initiative which has produced some fantastic results in its first year and we are looking forward to seeing how it develops.

Brew Guides


Grind Setting: Very fineBrew Time: 26-28 secondsDose:Brewed Weight 17g : 35-37g
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Grind Setting: Medium (slightly finer than for Pour Over)Brew Time: 2 minutesCoffee:Water 15-17g : 200ml
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French Press

Grind Setting: CoarseBrew Time: 3 minutes 30 secondsCoffee:Water 19g : 250ml
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Stove Top

Grind Setting: Fine (slightly coarser than for espresso)Brew Time: Dependent on size and heating sourceCoffee:Water 22g : 250ml (though dependent on size of Stove Top)
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Delivery Details

We are happy to say we are now able to dispatch orders on a daily basis from Monday to Friday. If your order is received before midnight, it should go out to you the next day using the Royal Mail First Class or DPD next day courier service depending on the weight of the parcel. If you place an order over the weekend, it will be packed and dispatched when the Roastery re-opens on a Monday.

If you have selected the Local Pickup option, this will be available the next day from our Roastery premises in Armley and this site is strictly staffed between Mon-Fri from 9am-5pm. Unfortunately we cannot deliver your order to a local customer for you to collect from.

Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email to confirm it is being processed and then another one to let you know when it has been dispatched/is ready to collect.

Collection Address: Unit 10, 280 Tong Road, LS12 3BG



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