Café Rivense del Chirripó is a family micromill founded by Régulo Ureña and Isabel Rojas in 2005, located in southern part of Costa Rica, in Brunca region settled in a micro-region called Chirripó.
The farm is managed with a sustainable system, focused on reducing carbon footprint in the environment: proper shade management to provide organic material to soil and keep coffee trees fresh; fertilize based on annual soil analysis; use of herbicide in specific plots with strong grasses; all the water sources are protected and through the farm there are fruit trees to feed wildlife.
The name La Naciente (water source in Spanish) comes from a spring next to the coffee plantation, it provides water to all the farms Ureña Rojas Family own.
The coffee is picked when the cherries are ripest, put to dry in raised beds to keep pulp and mucilage full and clean, dried 100% by the sun on raised beds, milled, classified, and packaged in the farm with high-quality standards.
All our coffee beans are roasted on the FROCO FR15-I. A machine that gives us a ton of information like the ability to track temperatures of the beans, drum, and airflow just to name a few. This means we obtain and are able to monitor with a lot of information to ensure we can roast coffee with a high level of consistency.
We pack our whole beans coffee and ground coffee in a 250g airtight packaging. With a smaller packaging, it'll help to keep the coffee fresh and it prevents exposing a large amount of coffee to the environment which can change the flavours of the coffee.
We don't use any flavourings in our products/coffee. What you see on the packaging and our website are taste notes, our ways of depicting nuances of flavours in the coffee beans. So don't worry if you don't get the taste notes, as every taste buds bring a slightly different outcome.