|Region of origin
||Sourced primarily from the Palmichal|
||9°50’23.10″N / 84°12’9.77″W|
||from 1,200 to 1,600 m above sea level|
|Average annual rainfall
||2,000 mm per year and m2|
||normally from December through February|
|Average annual production
|Taste characteristics||A very nice and creamy coffee with a sound, nicely balanced flavor and a spicy and rich aroma; brilliant, sharp acidity.|
|Visual characteristics||Strictly hard bean, close bean cut|
|Coffee type||Arabica, washed, machine-dried|
|Special varieties or types||Caturra, Catuai|
|Screen size||70% over screen 17|
From the cloudy region of the Palmichal rainforest comes our Romelia coffee. This region, bordering the historic zone of Tarrazú, is famous for its unique acidity.
Manuel Rojas Arias was the pioneer coffee grower in the Palmichal region located on the western slopes of the Escazú Mountains. Many farmers observed the success Don Manuel had with coffee and began to convert their sugar plantations into coffee farms. At Don Manuel’s death, he left his farms to his only sister, Romelia. Thanks to her strength and perseverance, Doña Romelia was able to sustain the quality of her farm’s coffee.
Manuel Rojas also happens to be the founder of Beneficio Palmichal, which he opened in November of 1933. In this same year Don Manuel received and processed 5,025 bags of SHB coffee of such superb quality that he claimed the best prices in Costa Rica.
Romelia provides a cup with spicy aroma, vibrant acidity and rich body.