We met Roberto Mata back in 2005 when he was leading one of the most successful cooperatives in Central America. Roberto started a new chapter in his coffee story in 2018 when he started a family-owned coffee operation with his wife and children called M+M Pura Vida, which processes and markets coffees from the family's collection of small farms in Tarrazú. This one, from Roberto's La Pachuca farm, tastes to us like a caramel-covered apple with citrus notes.

  • Type Single Origin
  • Country Costa Rica
  • Flavor Profile Caramel + Stone Fruit
  • Variety Caturra, Catuai

The details

  • Country Costa Rica
  • Producer Roberto and Michael Mata Montero
  • Region Tarrazu
  • Processing Method Washed
  • Drying Method multiple
  • Harvest January 2020
  • Direct Trade Partner Since 2006

How To Brew

We recommend starting with a 1:18 coffee-to-water ratio, which provides an excellent total extraction level and maximizes flavor pulled out of the ground coffee. For our single origin coffees we recommend a pour over method either on a Chemex, V60 or Kalita Wave on a 5 or 6 grind setting if you are ordering from Intelligentsiacoffee.com.

Recommended Method Pour Over

  • 01.
    Boil Water 205 - 212 F
  • 02.
    Weigh Coffee 1g of coffee per 18g of water
  • 03.
    Drop In Filter Add filter to equipment
  • 04.
    Grind Coffee Grind coffee and add to filter
  • 05.
    Add Water Add water in stages
  • 06.
    Remove Filter Enjoy your coffee!

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