APRICOT, ORANGE BLOSSOM, CASHEW, CREAM SODA
Farm : Joyce
Farmer : Joyce Calderon Martinez
Beneficio : Granitos de Ortiz
Variety : Typica
Process : Red Honey
Region : Tarrazú
Micro-region : Dota
Altitude (masl) : 2100m
Harvest Method : Handpicking
We are really excited to be partnering up with this aspiring young farmer from Costa Rica. Joyce Calderon Martinez is the youngest daughter of the family behind Granitos de Ortiz beneficio. She got her first farm that goes with the same name as it’s owner, at the age of fifteen. The farm sits at an altitude well above 2000 meters and cultivates varieties not traditionally common to the region such as SL28, Typica, and Gesha.
The family’s beneficio – a coffee processing plant called Granitos de Ortiz, is nowadays run by Joyce and her sisters while their parents, Omar and Yorlene are mostly overseeing the management of the family’s 8 farms.
The sisters have brought a lot of new ideas and fresh thinking to the production which they are incorporating with the long history and knowledge of coffee farming from their parents’ side. Omar and the whole Granitos de Ortiz just placed tenth on Costa Rica’s Cup of Excellence this year.