Region: Santa Cruz Naranjo, Santa Rosa
Elevation: 1500 masl
Notes: Nectarine, blackcurrant, passionfruit, cinnamon, vibrant, & tropical fruit
About: El Carmen farm has been producing coffee since the 1950s. Located in Santa Cruz Naranjo, in the mountains that surround the beautiful Laguna El Pino at 1,500 masl. The farm was purchased in 1970 by Rigoberto Morales Santos, the father of today’s owner, Ivan Ricardo Morales Lechuga. Ivan’s son, Rigoberto, has begun cultivating new and interesting varieties on the farm. The Pacamara variety has been one of the best successes, especially when processed as a natural. After the ripest cherries where picked, they were moved to the mill for floating and then dried on African beds for 25 days.