Cerro Las Ranas is Spanish for "hill of frogs". The grower, Jose Antonio, named this coffee after a plot of land that is adjacent to his plantation that is positively chock full of frogs. The name Cerro Las Ranas also fits this pulped natural coffee because in natural pulping process the fruit is removed, leaving a sticky frog-skin-like coating on while it dries.
The pulped natural process is a relatively new technique that is rather labor intensive. This coffee needs to be turned by hand every 45 minutes for the first day of drying. This is to ensure that its sticky mucilage dries evenly and does not ferment. The benefits though are evident in its enhanced sweetness and body.
The other unique feature of this coffee is that it is entirely "Peaberry", meaning that its coffee pods only contain one seed instead of the normal two. Many people believe that Peaberries offer a more intense flavor. We'll let you be the judge of that, but we can attest to the fact that this is one of our new favorite coffees. Plus, it's Rainforest Alliance Certified, meeting the standards that are intended to protect the environment and the rights of workers.