The fruit is collected and processed in the summer under conditions of high temperatures during the day and low temperatures in the early morning. This, added to a complete ripening, allows the sugars to concentrate in the bean, resulting in fine cups with a diversity of flavors, such as chocolate, orange, vanilla, and dehydrated fruits. Aromas range from sweet cane and bee honey to delicate florals, such as jasmine. All these in a beverage with a pleasant long-lasting aftertaste, a product of medium to medium-dark roasts.

In the mid-nineteenth century, residents of the Central Valley emigrated to the southeast region of the country today known as Los Santos, which owes its name because most of its Districts have the names of Santos. The coffee grower became the fundamental activity for the socio-economic development of the region.

Los Santos is protected by mountain ranges on the Pacific slope, it is a sanctuary for forests and mystical birds. It produces an internationally renowned coffee, which is planted in small valleys and slopes of the highest mountains in the country.

Located southeast of the capital, San José, Los Santos He grows small-grain, small-grain Arabica coffee, with a good appearance. Its lands produce approximately 650.000 quintals, coming from around 22.000 hectares, made up of small farms with an average size of 2.5 hectares. Coffee is marketed 95% as strictly hard, Strictly Hard Bean (SHB).

Coffee production is located in ideal growing conditions, in soils mostly of sedimentary origin, which are acidic due to their components. Most of these plantations are under the shade of different trees in the area.

Los Santos is characterized by well-defined rainy season that lasts seven months (May to November) and dry season (December to April), favoring coffee flowering and harvesting, which takes five months, from November to March.

It coincides with the dry season, allowing for uniform ripening and a high-quality fruit. This also facilitates using the sun for proper coffee drying.

CONDITIONS

1200 to 1900

(msnm)

3.400

(mm)

18 ° C

84%

Relative

November to March

Ultisols / Inceptisols

Erythrina, Musaceae and Fruit Trees

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