Granitos de Alturra del Ortiz
Omar Calderón y Familia
Santa Maria de Dota, Tarrazu, Costa Rica
On a hill that overlooks part of the Dota Valley in Tarrazu is the La Casona micromill that is Granitos de Alturra del Ortiz. Built in 2012 by Omar Calderón, the mill is now run by his three daughters: Johanna, Diana and Joyce. Together they oversee production on the seven family farms: Ortiz 2000, Ortiz 1900, Ortiz 1800, Vizunga, Neri, La Esperanza, and the newest: Finca Joyce - a 100% gesha farm.
Within our coffee circles, Las Hermanas Calderón are famous. Everyone talks about their friendly and cheery disposition, the warm welcome and the delicious coffee they produce. I first met the family in 2015 during a visit to the mill and had been looking forward to bringing some of their coffee to our offerings this season.
The farm, Ortiz 1800, is named so because of its' elevation at 1800 meters. Running along the flanks of the Cordillera de Talamanca range, the family farms produce excellent coffees. A strictly hard bean, the coffee is stripped of the outer husk and a demucilagenadora is used to strip off most of the pulp surrounding the bean. It is then laid out on the concrete patios to dry in the sun.
In the cup, the Lot 16 White Honey is clean and crisp with notes of orange, mandarin and a popping, dancing finish on the palate.
2016 Finca Ortiz 1800 White Honey Lot 16
Producer: Omar Calderon y Familia
Region: Santa Maria de Dota, Tarrazu, Costa Rica
Elevation: 1800 masl
Harvest: January 2016
Style: Shade grown
Processing: White Honey, Sun Dried
Varietal: Catuai, Caturra
2016 Granitos de Alturra del Ortiz Finca Ortiz 1800
Whole Bean - 10 ounces
Please Note: Our Sproastery works on a weekly roasting schedule to provide the freshest coffee possible. Currently, our roast day is on Tuesdays. Our coffees are roasted on Tuesday and shipped out by Wednesday for weekday delivery. Please place your orders by midnight Monday night so that we can accommodate your order in our production schedule. Thank you.