La Bandera farm was acquired by a purchase that my great-great-grandfather had made almost 200 years ago; then over the years, it was inherited to us who are thesecondgeneration producing coffee, when we were little in the summer time; and besides that it was a duty to help my father to pick coffee, with the savings made we helped him with the needs of the house, in addition to earning money to buy school supplies.For many years, 30% of the farm was cultivated with the typical variety, but over the years we planted different varieties, so different micro-lots were created within the same farm, and one of them is the Geisha variety.We have our own nursery; therefore,year after year we are going to improve the quality of each plantation.At the mill, all family members are very concerned about quality control, some work in the pulping area and others in the drying area. The coffee harvest is done by workers, who come from Panama; therefore, part of the quality of our farms is due to the harvesting of the coffee made by them.This batch has the particularity that the sunlight arrives from very early in the morning and practically all day until dark, which helps a lot, to make the coffee ripen 100% perfectly; It also, has fruit trees that provide shade for the workers during the harvest time and in the winter time, they help us to prevent the erosion of the land, because it is very steep and besides that it is located in the highlands of Los Santos.This is the second harvest of the geisha variety, which catapulted us, to be in the Top Ten of Cup of Excellence Costa Rica 2022, we are very happy and grateful.We hope to continue producing one of the best coffees in Costa Rica.

Farm Information
  • Farm Name
    La Bandera
  • Farmer
    Juan Diego Hidalgo Umaña
  • Score
  • Rank
Lot Information
  • Year
  • Processing System
  • Variety
  • Overall
    Elegant, Fell apart, Floral, Green Tea, Overall Sweet, Smooth and consistent, Tea like
  • Aroma / Flavor
    Honey , Red Apple , Brown Sugar , Jasmine , Peach , Dark Chocolate , Floral , Orange , Plum , Apricot, Bergamot, Berry, Black Tea, Brown Spice, Cacao Nibs, Cherry, Hibiscus, Jasmine Honeysuckle, Lemon, Lemonpeel, Milk Chocolate, Nectarine, Pineapple, Pipe Tobacco, Raisin, Raspberry, Roasted Almond, Rose, Rose Hips
  • Acidity
    Malic Acid , Citrus, Cranberry, Lactic acidity, Nectarine, Plum, Stone Fruit, Structured lactic, Vibrant

Los Santos, Costa Rica


Cup of Excellence