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  • Santa Rosa - green, unroasted coffee

Santa Rosa - green, unroasted coffee



Product Description

Santa Rosa Petite Bean - green, unroasted coffee 

Dried Fruit | Brown Sugar | Juicy


Coffee Info

  • Country: Costa Rica
  • Region: Leon Cortez, Tarrazu
  • Producer: Luis Alberto Monge
  • Elevation: 2,000 meters above sea level
  • Processing: Honey processed and dried on African beds 



Josh Hockin competing with Santa Rosa Petite in Vienna at the 2012 World Barista Competition.

Our relationship with producer Luis Alberto Monge of the Santa Rosa Farm began in the winter of 2011. Poul Mark, Transcend's Founder, and Josh Hockin, our Director of Coffee, first traveled to Costa Rica to visit producers and purchase coffee back in 2012. They also set out to source a coffee for Josh to compete with as Canada's Barista Champion at World Barista Competition. What they found was a rare coffee with incredible sweetness and complexity, Santa Rosa. 

Our exporting partner in Costa Rica is Exclusive Coffee. It was Exclusive that introduced Josh and Poul to Mauricio Montero of Santa Rosa, a small farm way up (2,000 meters above sea level) in the mountains in Tarrazu. It's just Mauricio and his assistant who run that farm, and they've been farming for 10 years. Over those 10 years, as a result of changing growing climates, Mauricio began planting his crops at higher elevations each passing year. 

After the 2011-2012 harvest, the cherries from the Santa Rosa farm were sent to Luis Alberto Monge at the La Lia Micro mill for processing. Once the coffee had been milled and sorted, Luis was very surprised to find that very little of the coffee had made it through the sorting process. 

When Luis investigated the low yield, he found that most of beans were very small, and had fallen through the screens during sorting. Why? Not because of inferior quality, but rather because of both the elevation of the Santa Rosa farm and the age of the trees.They were able to separate out the petite beans and we had the great fortune of being in Costa Rica at the right time to get to taste this amazing coffee. We are excited to showcase this unique and special coffee for the fifth year in a row!


Green Coffee drying on raised beds


Green Coffee drying on raised beds


Fermentation Tanks


Green Coffee drying

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