Dominican Republic: Ramirez Natural, Jarabacoa DOMRAMZORGNAT
Dominican Republic: Ramirez Natural, Jarabacoa
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Retail Price: $9.40
Dominican Republic: Ramirez Natural, Jarabacoa is out of stock.

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Specifications

  • CategoryConventional
  • CountryDominican Republic
  • Local RegionJarabacoa
  • ProcessNatural
  • VarietyCaturra
  • Altitude (meters)1,400 masl
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • DecaffeinatedNo

Description

Ramirez Estate Bio: In the Dominican Republic, the family-owned Ramirez Estate run by the third generation employs over 400 workers who live and work on the property and make nearly 300% higher wages than Fair Trade Standard. Before the Ramirez family purchased the land in the early 1990s, the land was impotent and bare––natural water springs had long since dried up and farmers had only been raising cattle.

Today, the Ramirez Estate is one of the most environmentally-progressive and socially-conscious proprietorships in the world because they recycle materials used during coffee bean processing. First, coffee cherry parts that would normally be thrown out are converted into natural gas through fermentation––in turn, this natural gas powers their facility. Next, the used water is also recycled, filtered, and returned to water systems. Lastly, cherry pulps are added to a compost pile where they’re used as fertilizer useful to nearby farms.

In addition to creating exceptional coffee, the Ramirez Estate also gives back to its community in countless ways. By building schools in rural areas, local children no longer have to walk nearly twenty miles a day, and after donating books and computers, students have more opportunities to learn. The Ramirez Estate also allows other farmers in the Dominican Republic to use their processing plant to assist in coffee export.

The pictures seen on our website are part of our personal experience touring the estate and meeting the Ramirez family––they are humble, honest, and produce some of the highest-scoring coffees we carry.

Natural: This Ramirez Estate bean is naturally-processed coffee grown in the Jarabacoa region of the Dominican Republic (which is 1,400 meters above sea level). Its fruit is left on the bean without disturbance for weeks on end, allowing ample time for fermentation. Once separated at a mill, the beans are dried with rotating dryers. The notes are fruity, but not overwhelming.

Cupping notes: Smooth and low in acid, with a creamy body. Aromas and tasting notes of almonds, walnuts, and chocolate.

Learn more about Dominican coffee beans with our DR coffee guide.

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