Torres Family

Partnered with Stumptown:

2009

Varieties:

Villalobos

Processing techniques:

Washed

Elevation:

1550 masl

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Torres Family

The Producer

The nine Torres siblings are third-generation coffee producers. The immense pride and familial connection to this land and to coffee is palpable. The Torres siblings cultivate Villalobos, an uncommon varietal first widely planted by their grandfather.

In the 1950’s, Juan Gonzalez and Salvador Torres pioneered coffee production in the rural community of Barranca de Naranjo in Costa Rica’s West Valley. Over the years, they discovered a new cultivar on their land called Villalobos, a natural mutation of Typica. Gonzalez and Torres observed how well this new cultivar suited the Barranca terroir and decided to increase production. Today the Torres siblings continue to cultivate this single variety on their 12 hectare farm.

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The Place

In the 1950’s, Juan Gonzalez and Salvador Torres pioneered coffee production in the rural community of Barranca de Naranjo in Costa Rica’s West Valley. Over the years, they discovered a new cultivar on their land called Villalobos, a natural mutation of Typica. Gonzalez and Torres observed how well this new cultivar suited the Barranca terroir and decided to increase production. Today the Torres siblings continue to cultivate this single variety on their 12 hectare farm.

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The Process

The Torres Family processes their cherry at Helsar de Zarcero micro mill, located just up the hill in Llano Bonito de Naranjo. The Helsar mill is deeply rooted in the local community, processing coffee from thirty coffee farming families in the area. To offset their carbon footprint, they plant trees in a local biological reserve and use low-impact Penagos eco-pulper machinery to meticulously process the coffee.

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