COSTA RICA // NEREO RAMIREZ, HELSAR DE ZARCERO MICRO MILL
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Clean and sweet with flavors of Sugar Cookies, Lemon Drop Candy, and Semi-Sweet Chocolate.
Nereo is a cool, humble guy. We have a lot of respect for him and the way he approaches coffee and life. He is hardworking and resourceful, using his own organic inputs from other areas of his farm as fertilizer, and harvests all his own coffee with his family rather than hiring pickers. For the past 8 years we’ve been buying his entire crop and it is consistently one of the most balanced coffees we offer.
Nereo has been farming coffee for almost two decades--for most of that time he sold his cherry to larger buyers for low differentials. Helsar de Zarcero is a micro mill in the West Valley region of Costa Rica that works closely with about 40 coffee farmers to process their coffees and create micro lots so these individual producers can forge relationships with buyers.
To read more about our relationship with Helsar, check out the blog.
Available in 12oz or 5lb bags.
Micro Mill: Helsar de Zarcero
Producer: Nereo Ramirez
Region: Llano Bonito de Naranjo, West Valley
Altitude: 1725 masl
Variety: Villa Sarchi
Process: Fully washed