Origin: Costa Rica
Region: Santa Maria de Dota
Altitude: 1700 masl
Farm: Finca Trinidad
Filter/Espresso: Espresso, and advise the following recipe of 18g, 26-28secs, 36g yield
In The Cup: expect a beautiful espresso, big plum sweetness, warm cinnamon spice. In milk expect a big rich, velvety mouthfeel, think crème brûlée
Martin Ureña owns La Chumeca Micromill and several farms, just up the hill from his brother Edgar's farms and micromill, El Pilon. Like Edgar, Martin produces only naturals, including a few experimental lots: He is also meticulous in his processing, but is interested in innovations and is curious about making improvements and changes. He constantly moves among the beds, rotating the coffee as it dries, and picking out any cherry that is not drying evenly.
Martin Ureña uses the simple mill set-up at El Pilon, a two-tank device that quickly, easily, and effectively removes floaters and impurities from the coffee. The cherry goes from the first float tank to a secondary tank for further analysis, and the cherry is then brought up to La Chumeca's raised beds, where they are spread out by lot to keep them separate. This lot is a selection of Catuai variety coffee from Finca La Fila. There are 50 beds at La Chumeca Micromill, and Don Martin produces only about 30 exportable bags annually.