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Costa Rica | Matinilla Fancy
Matinilla Fancy, one of the main trade brands for Coopelibertad, takes its name from its source of inspiration; Matinilla, a micro-region located in Escazu, Central Valley. Here, not only will you find fantastic coffee, but also goodpeople to produce it. It is for these reasons that Coopelibertad decided to name one of their most important lots by thesame name; highlighting you can expect great coffee from great people.
For this year’s Matinilla Fancy lot, Coopelibertad is collecting and blending the top quality lots from all over Central Valley and parts of Tarrazu. For this to be feasible, Coopelibertad has created new systems of collection known as ‘recibidores’. Reception points have been set up all over the region, allowing Coopelibertad to be closer to the farmlands, encouraging even more producers to deliver their produce. These collection centres are located in theCentral Valley provinces of Heredia, Alajuela and Moravia, as well as Corralillo in Tarrazu.
All coffee processed by Coopelibertad is selectively hand harvested before being transported from the various ‘recibidores’ to Moravia. Here, just outside San Jose, Coopelibertad’s wet mill is located. To be able to purchase such large quantities of cherry from many locations, strict guidelines are maintained to assure quality. These guidelines help to establish the three types of accepted quality cherry from Coopelibertad members and farmers. These are:
Diferenciado A: ripe cherries with less than 2% of unripes.
Diferenciado B: ripe cherries with more than 2% but less than 4% of unripes.
Convencional: coffees from the beginning of the harvest called "graneas" and coffees from the end of the harvest called "repela" with more than 4% but less than 6% of unripes.