Los Girasoles Typica, Costa Rica 300g

$21

Another stunning lot from the award winning Calderon family’s Los Girasoles farm! This 100% Typica variety has been processed via the white honey method and is loaded with sweetness and beautiful cup clarity. Soft floral and citrus aromatics make way to a lovely green apple-like acidity, and notes of sweet orange and nougat.

We have been working with this family for almost 10 years and their coffees and farms have become a mainstay on our annual single origin lineup. Over the years, we have seen the quality of their coffees increase, garnering widespread recognition and winning them multiple awards. We have also seen their increasing success as they have expanded to own multiple farms, their own micro mill and even a small roastery in the corner of their warehouse where they have begun roasting and distributing their coffee to local cafés offering the farm to cup experience.


Los Girasoles, Costa Rica - Green Apple, Orange, Nougat

Origin: Santa Maria de Dota, Costa Rica
Process: White honey
Varietal: Typica
Producer: Calderon Family
Micromill: Los Angeles

Detour coffees are sold as whole bean

 

 The Detour Story

Detour was born in 2009 in a back alleyway in Dundas, Ontario. One of Canada’s earliest specialty coffee roasters, the brand was built on the idea that coffee should be more than just mindless morning fuel. Our founder, Kaelin McCowan, believed that if he sourced and secured the highest quality green coffees in the world, and roasted fresh to order, people would fall in love with what’s in the cup. Nearly a decade later our mission remains unchanged. We continue to strive to elevate coffee and act as industry leaders through ongoing experimentation and development.

 

We go far and wide for our beans, visiting the source directly to develop sustainable, quality-focused relationships with the world's best farms and specialty coffee leaders. These relationships are built on mutual respect and a commitment to creating the best coffee.

By traveling to where it grows, we are able to build connections with the mills, exporters and farmers themselves to better understand and source our favourite coffees. Ultimately, we look for people that love coffee as much as we do.  

 

Careful roasting highlights the character of each coffee and balances all the flavours.

We roast fresh-to-order and constantly monitor and adjust to match the perfect profile every time. Time and temperature are critical. It can come down to seconds. Too dark and the character of the coffee can be lost. Too light and the flavours are underdeveloped, sour; we’re leaving behind the coffee’s potential by dropping it from the roaster too soon.

We're a little obsessed– always experimenting and tinkering. Our roasters are passionate about coffee to the point of mild insanity. Which is just how we like it.

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