We are here with the gesha variety processed with honey process from Don Cayito farm, which succeeded to be at the top of the list for the 4th time in the Cup of Excellence in 2022! Don Cayito is grown in the coffee region of Tarrazu, Costa Rica; specifically in Santa Maria de Dota. The coffee farm is located between 1650 – 2100 m of elevation in a wonderful landscape of steep slopes, that protect the crops from the Atlantic weather, but allow the ocean breeze from the Pacific, with lots of sunny hours during the day. The area is already known as a land of exceptional coffee, not only for the characteristics of its soil but also for its coffee farmers' experience and hard work.
Looking for that high-quality standard, Don Cayito started processing the coffee in their own micro mill "Los Angeles" since 2009 which gives an appropriate follow-up to the work at the farm, dividing the harvest into lots and micro-lots according to the coffee's variety and the process that will be applied (washed, honey or natural).
They grow traditional Costa Rica varieties like Caturra and Catuai red and yellow, as well as more exotic varieties sought by the boutique coffee market like Typica, SL 28, and Geisha, among others.
Precisely, this Geisha variety has been we reached 1st place in the Costa Rica Cup of Excellence contest many times.
“It was a lot with a Geisha line from our Don Cayito farm with an elevation of 1950m, dried in raised tables ”, describes Mr. Ricardo Calderón, father of the family. It is the third time that our farm received this outstanding recognition, in 2011 we also obtained the first place with a Catuai red lot from our farm La Estrella.
"Choosing quality has been our vision and it has brought us results but not without putting a lot of effort, perseverance, and commitment from every member of the family," said Mr. Calderón and continues;
"Thanks to the elevation of our land, one of the characteristics of our coffee, in general, is its delicious acidity in different notes according to its micro lot and its process"