CTN | Costa Rica West Valley Tres Nubes
Bold Profile | Medium-dark roast
Tasting Notes: Poppy Seeds, Dark Caramel, Pralines
IT ALL STARTS AT THE COFFEE FARM
Tres Nubes was grown in lush volcanic soils by independent smallholder producers high in the mountains of central Costa Rica. The higher altitudes are responsible for the development of higher quality coffee beans: higher altitudes mean cooler temperatures, which slow the maturation of the cherry and produce flavor enhancing compounds. Additionally, the clouds that envelop the landscape stabilize temperatures and ensure beneficial rains.
Various independent smallholders
Alajuela, Heredia & San José
1200 - 1600 meters
DID YOU KNOW
Agriculture is heavily regulated in Costa Rica, with transparent minimum wages and sustainability practices. There is a set minimum that a coffee roaster or importer must pay a farmer for their hard work.
Price paid by Driftaway
Fair Trade price per pound
Coffee C-Market price per pound
Driftaway's World Coffee Research contribution per pound
This coffee travelled 3,973 miles to the Driftaway Coffee roastery in Queens.
Love the coffee? You can share your compliments & tasting observations with the farmers.
WHY DID WE SELECT THIS COFFEE?
This is the first year we've roasted Tres Nubes, imported from our partners at InterAmerican. It's deep sweetness and candied nuts are a perfect choice for the Bold profile.
AVERAGE CUPPING SCORE
SCAA Cupping Score
15 x 70k
Length of producer relationship
100% (in 2022)
Transparent coffees purchased
HOW DID WE ROAST THIS COFFEE?
This coffee is being roasted by Ian T. from 9th October to 2nd November in Brooklyn. We use the Loring Kestrel roaster for this profile. We have strict guidelines for each of the coffee profiles, and this roast has to pass the development time ratio test as measured in real-time by the roasting software, Cropster. Once it does, it is approved for production.
We perform Quality Control via a process of coffee tasting called cupping on all of our production roasts once a week from home as per our Covid-19 shelter in place guidelines. Each cupping is conducted by our roasting staff Kieran D. and Ian T. using standard equipment, and is logged by our Q-certified cupper Ian T. All coffees are evaluated on a scoring scale of 0 to 3.
- 3.0 = exceptional roast - exceeds expectations
- 2.5 = on par with profile - matches expectations
- 2.0 = good roast, but 1 or 2 elements could be improved - needs improvement
- 1.5 or lower = failed - do not ship
AT YOUR HOME
Brew this coffee with your favorite home brewer and enjoy the taste of incredible coffee! Here are a few tips on how to make the best coffee on each brewer.