Extract Coffee - Costa Rica Don Claudio - Sold out
**This coffee is now all gone from the roastery.
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The Extract journey started in 2007 in the most humble of roasteries, their garden shed. As they have grown over the years, the roastery has moved twice. Extract are currently based deep in the heart of Bristol, a city they are proud to call home, and one I love to visit.
It's hard to place when I first came into contact with the Extract crew, it was probably judging the Brewers cup with Dan Lacey a few years back, though I feel it was before then. In any case, we've kept in touch. Last year I went to Dan for an SCA sensory course he was running, at Extract of course. It was great to complete another course with a good friend. Extract are a really tight team, they are very much a family and when they take on a project like sending skateboards to Ethiopia they are all involved.
Head roaster and co-founder Dave knows the machines inside out, quite literally, as he has lovingly brought each one back to life through a series of restoration projects. You can read more on their story, their community projects and meet the team by clicking here
I worked with Ash to source this coffee, which is produced in the surrounding hills of the Chirripó Mountain, the highest in Costa Rica, where the soil is rich, and the rainfall abundant. Whilst this coffee uses the natural process, the washed coffees from the same co-op only use rain-water to process their coffees. Costa Rica is particularly strict on water usage, and pollution from discarded coffee pulp, therefore natural processing is relatively common here. The ripe coffee cherries are picked and dried without removal of the fruit skin or pulp, before being milled. This takes time, but the rewards are vibrant, stone-fruit rich and floral tasting coffees.
The co-op produces and supplies its own organic fertilizer as well as running a local cafe. The co-op has also assisted in enabling rural producers to access the global coffee market.
Roaster - Extract Coffee Roaster
Location - Bristol
Coffee Origin - Costa Rica
Grower - Coopeagri
Location - Chirripó Mountain.
Process - Natural
Variety - Red Catuai & Caturra
Taste notes - Wild Strawberry, Mellon & Cashew.
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