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LA MARIPOSA - Subscription
LA MARIPOSA - Subscription

LA MARIPOSA - Subscription

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On addition of 1 x 400g bag you will receive:

  • Finest top-end coffee, SCA scoring 85 or higher.
  • Coffee farmers are paid even more than twice above market rates.
  • 80g sample bag of Coffee Gems new releases. 
  • FREE Delivery in a box pack
  • FREE Coffee Drink in any location where Coffee Gems is selling drinks (Farmers Markets, Shows, Premises)

Score: 86 Tarrazu, 85 Huila

    Caturra, Castillo, Villa Sarchi


    Small coffee growers in Tarrazu, Costa Rica and Huila, Colombia

  • Country

    Colombia & Costa Rica




    Tarrazu & Huila


    1.250 - 1.600 Masl


    October - November 2020


    Nuts, smooth chocolate, caramel

In the festive season of 2019 we launched a special blend called Cosy Christmas to celebrate this magic season. It was also a tribute to small coffee growers from two impressive growing regions; Colombia’s Huila department, and the inimitable Tarrazu region of Costa Rica. Cosy Christmas was an incredibly successful coffee blend! so much so, that throughout the first half of 2020 this coffee was still insistently requested by coffee lovers. So we listened, decided to take the step forward and roast this coffee as a permanent blend along the year, with its beautiful name voted for by you, our customers. La Mariposa emerged from it's cocoon and is now available between January and October, then through November and December it takes its original name of Cosy Christmas.  


From deep in the Southern reaches of Colombia’s Huila department (already a traditional yearly guest in the top 5 ranking of Cup of Excellence competition), south of the country and where I lived in my childhood, these farms have an altitude between 1600 and 1800 MASL. The perfect combination of warm days and cold nights provide the ideal climate for the slow but constant development of this coffee, combined with exceptional processing techniques and different growing practices. We love the sweet with juicy tart fruit acidity and a delicate mouthfeel; lots of sugar cane juice with floral, chocolate and blackberry flavours of these coffees.


Tasked with balancing-out the Colombian top-notes and giving this year’s La Mariposa depth, are a selection of lots from Tarrazu's beneficios. The Tarrazu region is located in the interior mountains of Costa Rica and is known to produce distinguished coffee.  Coffee from this area is known to be relatively heavy-bodied with a complex aroma. When you try a Tarrazu coffee for the first time, your senses are likely to be greeted with the pleasing aroma of aged wood and dark chocolate. Once brewed, grapefruit and cacao are among the complex flavours that will hit your palate. 

  • All our coffee is packed in 200g, 500g or 1kg foil-lined and valved bags.
  • All our coffees are roasted to order so we require at least one working day before we can dispatch your order.
  • Standard delivery is charged at £2.5 per order (mainland uk).
  • For all orders over £20 (before delivery) delivery is free.