21 Seconds to Go (El Peresozo) is a sweet, tropical and not overly funky natural from Costa Rica produced by Coop Naranjo, located in Costa Rica’s West Valley. This coffee is named after the Sloth, a common neighbour in the region. The coop has over 2,000 members, and has been running its ‘Loma’ microlot programme (named after the ‘lomas’ – ranges of hills – that characterise the region) since 2006. The programme offers agronomy and processes training and support to its members. The producers need to fulfil the requirements of the coop for their coffee to be considered for microlots and, if successful, they receive a cash advance of 110,000 Colones (approx. $180).
At the coop, the microlots are dried on African (raised) beds. Yellow honeys are transported in water to the table (which allows them to be classified as yellow honeys according to the coop standards). The lots are not disturbed at all during the first night, but are moved every 20 minutes after that. It takes 10-12 days to dry the honeys, 18 days for the naturals.
This is a really easy to enjoy coffee with the fruitiness being balanced out by a good body and sweetness. We’re sure you’ll love it too!