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Regular price$26.00 Sale price


This is our 'house' espresso. It's smooth, easy to control, sweet and balanced. It holds up to milk with ease and showcases nicely when consumed black.

Currently a 50/50 blend of a white honey Caturra + Catuai from the Imperio Rojo micro-mill in Costa Rica and a washed mixed variety produced by ASOTBILBAO cooperative in Colombia. Find out more information about both below:


Imperio Rojo 50% Asotbilbao 50%


Cerro Chirripo Planadas, Tolima
Origin: Costa Rica Colombia
Farm(ers): Jose & Annie Alvarado Small Producers
Varietal: Caturra + Catuai Caturra + Catuai + Castillo
Process: White Honey Washed
Rosso Direct:
Recommended Recipe as Espresso: 
18 grams, 28-32 seconds, 42 gram extraction
Tasting Notes: Smooth, Balanced, Citrus, Honey

Imperio Rojo is a mill we've been working with for the last four years. It's owned and operated by a husband and wife combo named Jose and Annie Alvarado. They're located in a beautiful area of Costa Rica called Chirripo and have land on their farm that spans up to 2100 metres. They are growing Catuai and Caturra, making up this particular offering.

Chirripo is a relatively new player when it comes to Costa Rican coffee producing areas. With production stretching back over the past few years, we are thrilled to be offering a fantastic coffee in such an up and coming region. The views are amazing from the 2000m hills, covered in coffee!

Jose owns and operates his Imperio Rojo. It's here that he does all of his processing with a meticulous degree of detail. He and his wife live at the mill, in an absolutely beautiful landscape. 

We toured the farm and the mill and were very impressed by the overall operation. We started at the mill and viewed all of Jose's processing - he's experimenting with Naturals this season, which could make for an intriguing offering in years to come. The mill was very clean and organized and the excitement to tour us around was very apparent. We then drove up to the farm's peak and overlooked the Chirripo mountains. Incredible. We walked through the rows of Caturra and Catuai and finally wrapped up our day long tour with a picnic at 2050m. A pretty special afternoon to compliment a pretty special coffee.

The versatility of this White Honey has us excited for our visit this coming season to see further improvements in quality of processing, picking and overall cup quality. There are some new young trees to look forward to tasting this coming season. Thanks Jose for such an incredible coffee. 

Country: Costa Rica
Region: Cerro Chirripo
Producer: Jose Alvarado
Mill: Imperio Rojo
Varietal: Caturra and Catuai
Process: White Honey
Elevation: 1800-2000 metres

This is the fourth year working directly with Jose Alvarado.

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Once your order is received, it will be processed and shipped in 1-3 days.

If you live in Calgary, Rosso will personally deliver your order to your door (excluding apartments and condo deliveries, which are shipped via UPS). All other orders are shipped with UPS.

Free delivery in Calgary for orders over $20.
Free delivery within Alberta for orders over $35.
Free delivery within Canada for orders over $50.

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