Francisco Mena

Region

West Valley, Costa Rica

Partnered with Stumptown

2018

Varieties

SL-28

Processing techniques

Washed

Elevation

1650 - 1750 Meters

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Costa Rica Sumava La Ladera

Francisco Mena is the producer and managing partner of Sumava De Lourdes, as well as the co-founder of Exclusive Coffees, one of our long standing exporters.

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Exclusive Coffees develops direct relationships between coffee producers in Costa Rica and roasters and importers worldwide, consolidating and exporting coffee from various smallholders, estates and micromills. Beyond providing market access, Exclusive also provides quality control and technical assistance to the producers they work with. Stumptown has been working with Exclusive since 2007.

As the co-founder of Exclusive, Francisco Mena has been an incredible partner and dear friend for many years. With over two decades of experience in coffee, in 2015 he decided to evolve his relationship with the supply chain, and become a producer himself.

Finca Sumava de Lourdes is located within Costa Rica’s renowned growing region, the West Valley, in an area called Naranjo de Lourdes. The 68-hectare farm sits between 1650 and 1750 meters above sea level and is organized into plots by variety. This particular microlot, known as a “Kenya” variety, comes from a plot on the farm named La Ladera.

Sumava La Ladera is part of Exclusive Coffees’ 50lb Elite Coffee Project, which celebrates some of the most exceptional, unique coffees Costa Rica has to offer. For a coffee to be considered, a team of 3 Q Graders award it a score of at least 88 points. It must also be fully traceable, so the buyer knows the coffee’s varietal, location, harvest date, and processing information. This project ensures the coffees being offered are treated with the appreciation they deserve.