Roble Negro Jorge Vasquez - Honey
Roble Negro coffee comes from producer Jorge Vasquéz. His coffee farm, Finca Cedral Alto, in the town of Aserrí in Costa Rica’s Central Valley is about 45 minutes outside of the capital of San Jose.
The name Roble Negro means black oak and Cedral Alto means high cedar grove. These names indicate the importance of trees, forestation, and environmental preservation to Jorge and his coffee production. Cedral Alto is 22.5 hectares, with 12 hectares of primary forest, 6.5 hectares of reforestation and pasture land, and 3 hectares of coffee cultivation. The farm is filled with natural springs and freshwater sources, which the forested areas help protect and keep clean, and is situated at the transition between the Pacific side of the country and the Central Valley, spanning from 1750 to 2000 meters above sea level.
We experience a delightful, sweetness driven cup with notes of hazelnut, nougat and orange. Well-structured with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. A very round, balanced, and easy-drinking coffee.
When we tasted Jorge's coffees, we knew we had to have them. So much so, that we secured his entire harvest of honey processed coffee!
|producer||jorge vasquéz ureña|
|tasting notes||hazelnut, nougat, orange|