Apricot, mandarin, chocolately sweetness as it cools and a creamy body
Caturra Rojo, The Flower Fields
Let's Get Technical
|Farm: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch ©|
Farm Owner: Ecke Family
|Farm Manager: Mellano & Co.|
|Location: Carlsbad, CA|
|Varietals: Caturra Rojo|
Harvest Dates: May 13 - July 23, 2019
|Expected roast date: November 20, 2019|
All sales are considered pre-sale. Our roast/ship date is scheduled for November 20. Orders placed after November 19 will be roasted and shipped the first week of December and will continue weekly until inventory runs out.
About the farm:
The Flower Fields is a place of horticultural craftsmanship, a legacy to three long-standing flower families and a cultural emblem of Carlsbad. Primarily it is known for its beautiful orchards of colorful ranunculus. Their newest crop, coffee, has finally reached its first harvest this season. This Caturra Rojo classically portrays citrus and stone fruit while finishing with a creamy mouthfeel and a chocolatey sweetness. We are excited to see this orchard develop, and delighted with the delicate and sweet nature of their coffee this year.
To read more about the history of The Flower Fields and the three families that made it what it is today, visit The Flower Fields: Farm Story.
A note from the producer:
We believe that in a growing urban environment like Southern California there is a unique value to the close relationship between the food we eat, the flowers we admire, and the source in the fields. It blends the experiences and makes both more valuable- both savoring the coffee and reveling in the beauty and experience of the fields where it is grown.
Few things are more universal in our culture that than the cup of coffee to start the day, as a pick- up in midday or after dinner to settle a good meal. Yet few people have the experience of knowing and seeing the source of the coffee beans. We want to capture and bring that experience to as many people as we can, in an environment that is accessible to the whole community, not a continent away.
We will measure success not only by the quality and sales from our production but also by the number of visitors who have the opportunity to gain a new appreciation for coffee- and with each taste can also call up a memory of the beautiful plants in the unparalleled setting of blooming flowers at The Flower Fields.