Costa Rica Naranjo La Rosa

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The Naranjo Valley of Costa Rica is "blessed for coffee," which is to say it enjoys perfect growing conditions. The 4 farms of La Rosa produce this delicious coffee which has delicate aroma, mild body...
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The Naranjo Valley of Costa Rica is "blessed for coffee," which is to say it enjoys perfect growing conditions. The 4 farms of La Rosa produce this delicious coffee which has delicate aroma, mild body and sweet flavors of brown sugar, tangerine and plum.

Arrival Date: April 27th, 2018

Acidity & Brightness: Slightly bright and very sweet

Balance & Finish: Balanced with a refreshing finish

Body & Texture: Medium, velvety mouthfeel

Flavors: Brown sugar, tangerine and plum

Grade: SHB (Strictly Hard Bean)

Processing: Fully washed hand picked and sun dried.

Varieties: Caturra and Catuai

Roasting: We like our Costa Rican coffees on the lighter side of medium (City Plus) but if you find the cup too bright for your liking, you can roast it as high as Full City (medium) to take that down a notch. This coffee roasts very evenly.

Reminder: This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing!

Our Review: Costa Rican coffee always ranks high in the wide world of Central American java, but the Naranjo Valley is particularly blessed. It's high altitude, volcanic soil, predictable annual rainfall and temperatures all combine to make it absolutely ideal for coffee growing. In 1960, a group of coffee producers came together to create the Naranjo Coffee Growers and Multiple Services Cooperative, LLC, in order to pool their efforts for coffee processing. They purchased their own mill and implemented measures to improve coffee quality and production in addition to educating the members about sustainable farming practices and providing agricultural technical assistance. "La Rosa" is a special crop which comes from only four farms in the Coop and has been selected for it's especially delicious cup.

We'd be hard pressed to remember a Costa Rican coffee we didn't like, but this one definitely stands out to us as being in the top 5 we've had in the past several years. Often, there's too much lemon and the acidity is a bit too bright, but this coffee balances it's brightness with deep sweetness (with depth, think flavors like plum). It's refreshing, yet not too crisp and the body is mild and gentle without being watery. The notes of brown sugar, tangerine and plum are sweet, but not cloying and overpowering, though we'd certainly recommend trying it first without sugar if you usually add sugar. If you're a fan of Central American coffees, you can't miss a chance to try this one!


Returns Policy

If you are unsatisfied with your green coffee purchase, we will issue you a refund in the form of an in-store credit. Since coffee is a food item, we can't take it back once it leaves our control. We will work closely with you to insure you get the quality you expected at a price that is fair. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. We will faithfully adhere to this policy for every customer, unless that customer is repeatedly abusing it. We withold the right to deny refunds, in rare cases, where a customer is repeatedly ordering coffee and then asking for a refund.

Home Coffee Roasters

The Gene Cafe and Behmor 1600 Plus are covered by a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. The Fresh Roast SR-300 and SR-500 come with a 1 year warranty on the base unit and a 6 month warranty on the chaff collector, top cap and basket. Since the roasters are UL certified, the manufacturers ask that we refer all warranty issues directly to them. Although we do not directly provide repair service, we'll help you through the process to get your roaster back up and running. Should you return an unused roaster to us, we will refund your purchase minus the original shipping cost. Once you've used your roaster, we really can't take it back.

Other Items

Any item not covered by a manufacturer's warranty is warranted by The Captain's Coffee to meet or exceed your expectations. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return the item to The Captain's Coffee for a replacement or refund in the form of an in-store credit. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. If applicable, the manufacturer's warranty will supersede this warranty for items sold by The Captain's Coffee.


We currently ship to any location in the US with the notable exception that Note that Hawaii Department of Agriculture regulations won't allow us to ship raw coffee to Hawaii.

If you select the "Captain's Special" shipping method, please note that the choice of carrier and delivery method is then entirely at our discretion. For local pick-ups, please allow 24 hours for us to prepare your order before dropping by to pick it up. Shipping weight is calculated in US Pounds.