There are some coffees that we get a little giddy about when they arrive into the roastery. This is one of 3 coffees from the beautiful Finca Genesis that made us feel that way. Genesis is located in the Naranjo West Valley region of Costa Rica.
During one of our farm visit days in 2018 we were lucky enough to make an unscheduled stop to see Oscar Mendez at his farm and micro-mill Genesis. There was an incredible calmness and tranquility on the farm perched on the side of a mountain. Oscar spoke with energy and passion and the 3 hrs we spent on the farm sharing lunch remains one of those magical memories of that trip.
We have wanted to buy Oscar's coffee ever since. This year we reached out to a green coffee buyer and consultant and asked him if he could help us source Oscar's coffees. Easy if you know how ! It's as direct a purchase as it can be without actually handing the money over to the farmer and these coffees are exclusive to us in the UK.
We managed to secure 3 lots and this is the first for release. A Yellow Honey processed Caturra. The other two micro-lots will follow shortly.
Oscar said something that I took note of at the time which for me summed up his philosophy “I have a lot of respect for cuppers and roasters as they know that what they are tasting is a beautiful symphony - a culmination of the world's natural beauty and the hard work of many different hands" Oscar Mendez.
For a report on the 2018 trip and some extra images just click here.