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Costa Rica Monte Brisas Washed


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Recommended for:

  • Aeropress

  • Espresso

  • French Press

  • Stove Top

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A well-structured cup with notes of peach, toffee and macadamia – versatile and suitable for a wide range of brewing methods with great balance and pleasant complexity.

Key Stats

Location: Llano Bonito, Naranjo, Costa RicaAltitude: 1,600 - 1,700 metres above sea levelPreparation: WashedVarietal: Caturra and Villa SarchiOwners: Doña María ElenaFlavours: OUT OF STOCK


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 the Monte Brisas mill that is managed by Doña María Elena who is a real pioneer for the role of women in coffee. It was her decision to replace dairy (the traditional produce of this region) in favour of coffee in 2011 when she helped establish Finca Salaca and the Monte Brisas mill. She has championed the production of high quality lots ever since and she has made a name for herself in cultivating and processing coffee thanks to her comprehensive agronomic and technical experience.

This lot comes to us from some experimental plots on Finca Salaca, where there is a varietal program underway to collect data on successful varietals with regards to cup quality, yield and resistance to pests and disease.

María’s daughter-in-law Marícruz assists her in running the operation and we are proud to be able to showcase their efforts by way of this deliciously sweet coffee that is so well balanced and suited to a range of brewing methods from espresso to filter.

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 usually able to dispatch orders received before midnight the next day – due to the current situation with Covid-19 please understand this may take up to 4-5 working days as we are now operating with a smaller team.

You will see our local pickup option is temporarily disabled as we are no longer able to facilitate collections from the Roastery. We are however, offering free shipping for orders above £20 🙂

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.

We use the Royal Mail First Class service to post orders and have been notified they are experiencing delays of up to 7-10 working days – we promise it will be worth the wait but appreciate your patience during these crazy times!




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