Cupping Notes: Light herbal and nutty flavors with a caramely sweetness.
Tarrazu is the marquis region of Costa Rica noted for the best soils and highest altitudes. The SHB portion of the coffee name stands for Strictly Hard Bean. This is because the beans are grown above the altitude of 3,900 feet and are hand picked, versus the next grade down, cataula beans.
While no single country, or region can guarantee an exact level of coffee year in and year out, as coffee is subject to wind, rain, sun, and other sometimes-less-than-cooperating forces of nature, coffees from Tarrazu do consistently stand out for their brightness and clean cups, with hints of light berry and apple cider.