Costa Rica - Jaules
Costa Rica - Jaules
Costa Rica - Jaules
Costa Rica - Jaules
Costa Rica - Jaules
Costa Rica - Jaules
Costa Rica - Jaules
Costa Rica - Jaules

Costa Rica - Jaules

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black cherry, blueberry, guava, sweet candy

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Producer: Café Rivense del Chirripó / Ureña Rojas Family
Location: Chirripo
Variety: Caturra
Process: Natural
Altitude: 1,500 – 1,700 masl
Crop Year: 2022

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The pioneering Ureña Rojas family of Café Rivense del Chirripó, led by Régulo Ureña and Isabel Rojas, broke away from the country's commercially driven mega-mill processing model in the early 2000s when they built the first micro-mill in the Upper Buenavista Catchment in the Brunca region of South Costa Rica. 

The move was a definite game-changer that gave them control over quality and the capacity to be creative to experiment and maximize the flavor potential of the coffees grown on their farm and their neighbors’.

Brunca is one of the eight coffee-growing regions identified by the country’s national coffee institute, ICAFE. It is dubbed the last frontier in the ICAFE publication Cafe de Costa Rica: Spirit of a Nation because it is the most remote of all the eight. Within it, the Chirripó micro-region has been gaining renown as a specialty coffee origin due to its terroir. 

Located between the country’s two highest mountains, Cerro de la Muerte (3.491m.) and Cerro Chirripó (3.820m.), coffee farms in this area sit at high altitudes from 1300 to 2000 masl and benefit from the rich soils and biodiverse natural environment. All of these contribute to the unique microclimates that allow coffee trees to grow well and produce healthy cherries that capture the myriad flavors of the land. 

The remarkable quality of Chirripó coffee had been recognized at the Cup of Excellence, with a Café Rivense honey-processed Caturra ranking 5th in the 2019 competition. This recognition encouraged an increase in land planted with coffee and the cultivation of different varieties in the Chirripó micro-region, which is projected to continue for years ahead.

Caturra was introduced to the Brunca region during Costa Rica’s green revolution, along with the latest varieties and agricultural practices at the time. It is a variety that naturally mutated from Bourbon and is generally known for its wide-ranging flavor potential spanning bright citruses to dark fruit, caramel, and chocolate.

The Ureña Rojas family’s focus on traceability through micro-lots enables innovation in post-harvest processing at Café Rivense. The micro-lot system allows them to identify and associate which particular varieties, such as Catuai, grown in which specific microclimates across the farm, express their best qualities when processed in a certain way. 

Since micro-lot information is shared when marketing their coffees, consumer feedback can be tied back to the micro-lot and support Café Rivense in learning about the market’s preferences and modifying aspects of their production accordingly.

Through a natural, extended fermentation process, this Café Rivense Caturra was made to exhibit candy-like sweetness complementing its complex acidity.

brewing guide

- Ready your brewing tools ahead.
- Keep your coffee gear and containers clean.
- Decide and adjust your grind size based on:
— Your coffee’s roast date
— Your brewing method
- Be consistent with water quality and measuring weight, ratios, and time.
- Remember!
— Let your palate help you personalize the best recipe for you.
— Brew often and have fun!

More about Brewing here.


  • DOSE: 18 to 20 grams 
  • YIELD: 32 to 36 grams 
  • TIME: 22 to 26 seconds
  • RATIO: 1 : 1.8
  • TEMPERATURE: 90°C - 93°C


  • DOSE: 18 to 20 grams 
  • YIELD: 27 to 30 grams 
  • TIME: 20 to 24 seconds
  • RATIO: 1 : 1.5
  • TEMPERATURE: 90°C - 93°C

To get a well-extracted espresso—

- Align your brewing variables

- Adjust according to specifics of your situation, like your —

— Espresso machine settings

— Portafilter basket size

— Grinder

— Puck prep style

More here for tips to dial in on point spros.