From the Tarrazu region in Costa Rica we once again bring you one of Tito Monge’s super sweet coffees. The first lot is a natural processed lot coming from the Laderas del Aguacate farm which he owns since 2018. This is a 3 hectares in size and located at an altitude of 1600 masl, the name literally translates to slopes of avocado. It was given it’s name by Tito’s father. When he started working the land and planting coffee there, he and his workers would take refuge under the avocado trees during their breaks.
Tito has been doing natural processes for many years. It is the first process he experimented with when starting up his wet-mill. When a particular picking comes into the mill Tito assesses whether to use it as a natural or not. He looks at maturation level and measures the sugar content to make this decision. Then, the cherries get put through a floating system before being moved to raised beds to sun-dry for 22-28 days depending on the weather.