The story of The Three Sisters

A superb coffee from Costa Rica’s Three Sisters Estate, named after the owner’s three beautiful daughters Yenixa, Jocelyn and Yerlin.

Tres Hermanas is owned by Don Miguel Gamboa. Don Miguel is a coffee grower who owns a tiny coffee farm, who had traditionally sold his cherry to the local big Vocafe coffee beneficio.

Last year Don Miguel and his family decided that it was time to process their coffee all the way to green bean and export it under their own name.

The farm is located south of San Jose in the region of Aserri, very close to the Tarrazu region. This is a superb land to produce coffee, the cherry ripening is deep and uniform.

The name of the farm is Finca Tres Hermanas, which means Three Sisters Estate and is named after Don Miguel and Benigna’s three beautiful daughters Yenixa, Jocelyn and Yerlin.

The whole Gamboa family gets involved in the farm work, the father, the mother and the daughters, all cooperate with the picking and processing of the coffee.

The family works hard together as one with a common and simple purpose: to improve their livelihood through hard and honest work.

When asked what did they expected to achieve with the new micro beneficio, Yenixa, the eldest daughter responded with a humble but firm self-confidence by saying: “Our micro beneficio has cost us around US$15,000. This is a huge investment for our family but we felt we needed to do it in order to improve the price of our coffee and to have a better future and a better education for my two younger sisters.”

“Also, we want our product to be pure, not to be mixed with the coffees of hundreds of farmers at the big Volcafe mill, with our new micro beneficio we will be able to offer our coffee pure and unblended.”

“We know we have a superb quality product and we want the world to know it.”

 

Finca Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters Estate)

Origin: Costa Rica
Farm: Finca Tres Hermanas
Owner: Don Miguel Gamboa
Altitude: 1,670-1,750m
Process: Washed

Cupping notes: Maple and toffee aroma, honey-like body, notes of apricot and plum.
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