The Montecristo varietal is a legendary coffee – a natural cross between Bourbon and Typica varieties originating in Costa Rica in the 1930s. Yellow cherries with medium sized beans that are slightly larger than Bourbon beans and slightly smaller than Typica beans. The most common type of Costa Rican coffee between 1940 and 1970, it was completely replaced by Caturra and Catuai cultivars in the 1970s due to its extremely low yield. Grown today at Coffea Diversa as part of its varietal preservation project. Taste profile: Aroma is sweet, crisp, understated and shiftingly complex. Medium body with soft mouthfeel. Anaerobic natural processed. Complex variety of flavours – flowery lavender, lemon, tart berry, raisin, aromatic wood (though none dominate).