Finca Santa Rosa

Country: MEXICO
Region/Town: Veracruz/Santa Rosa Teocelo
Farm: Hacienda Santa Rosa Teocelo
Owner: Olivia Hernández Virues & her husband Ranulfo Lara Pérez
Processing: Fully washed and dried on patios
Altitude: 1,250+ metres above sea level
Varietal: Typica, Mondo Novo, Caturra, Costa Rica, Oro Azteca & Marsellesa

Flavour: Rounded with notes of Crame brûlee and Chocolate, full body and low in acidity with a long aftertaste.  

Coffee production is the most important economic activity for the farm Santa Rosa. Farm activities and processing are also stringently managed so as to make the most of the farm’s production. For the most part, the farm is managed organically, with only organic fertilisers from compost and worm compost being used. All leaf fall and organic waste produced by the shade trees is also composted down and used as fertiliser.
The farm uses no herbicides or pesticides, relying instead on regular pruning and well-scheduled fertilisation to maintain the health and natural resistance of plants. 

Harvest activities are managed from a perspective of preserving quality from the very beginning. All pickers are trained to harvest only the ripest and reddest cherries from the trees at each pass.
The furthest reaches of the farm have reception stations to which the newly harvested coffee is delivered and then collected to be taken to the wet mill, which is located in the centre of the farm’s main facilities. The coffee is delivered here to be sorted and then pulped on the same day that it is picked. After pulping, the coffee is fermented in clean tanks for 12 to 36 hours, depending on the weather. After optimal fermentation is reached, the coffee is washed with clean water sourced from a spring located within the farm itself. 

After being fully washed, the coffee is delivered to dry on concrete patios, where it is turned regularly for 3 ‘soles’ (suns) – meaning, more or less, full days of good sunlight.

Drying times can vary depending on the weather. 

Finca Santa Rosa is very delicious in every kind of coffee brewing method.

Coffee Plantation, Finca Santa Rosa