Wet mill: Los Crestones
Altitude: 1700 masl
Farm Size: 10 Families
Tasting Notes: Bittersweet Chocolate, Graham Cracker, Medium Body
Los Crestones Mill is an alliance of 10 coffee growing families in a remote village in Southern Costa Rica, at the foot of the tallest peak in the country, Cerro Chirripo. This area wasn’t always planted with coffee. Before, the families living here were known for growing tomatoes, peppers, and other delicate vegetables. Slowly, but surely folks began to notice that coffee was a great business and transitioned to growing mostly coffee.
El Roble translates to oak tree. This lot is noted for its very old and large oak trees sprinkled throughout the coffee shrubs. The family that grows this coffee consciously chose not to cut down any of the oak trees - which some other farmers would do for more sun. However, this farm is protected by the oak trees. The tall and wide trees provide a unique habitat for the coffee shrubs below and improve the soil condition for the entire environment.