This year our El Perezoso lots are coming from Coopro Naranjo located in the west Valley.
This Coop counts 2,000 members. Since 2006, they have offered a micro lot program that producers can join. They receive agronomy along with training and support. They then need to fulfill the requirements of the Coop for their coffee to be considered as Micro Lot. These coffees are delivered directly to the coop with the other lower grade coffees (blends of commercial quality) being delivered to one of the 47 receiving centers. Most of the coffee is delivered in processed cherry form.
At the Coop, the Micro lots are dried on African beds. Yellow honeys are transported in water to the table (reason why they are classified as yellow honeys according to the coop standards). The lots are not moved during the first night and then moved every 20 min. It takes 10 to 12 days to dry the honeys and 18 for the naturals.
The region is structured by ‘Lomas’ which are hills. The Loma program gathers specialty quality beans to create regional tailor-made lots for customers. Los Robles lots we have been buying for a few years are from the same program. Los Robles is one of the numerous hills.