Costa Rica Black Honey


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In the heart of Costa Rica’s central valley coffee growing region, the town of Sabana Rodonda, Alajuela is home to the Las Lajas mill. Owned and managed by husband and wife duo Oscar and Francisca Chacón, they are dedicated to producing only the very highest quality microlot coffees.

In 2008, after losing access to water after an earthquake, Oscar produced the first honey and natural coffees in Costa Rica in an attempt to save the harvest. These coffees turned out to be some of the best that the farm had produced. This particular variety is known as ’Black Honey' due to the process where the skin of the fruit is removed and the remaining fruit dried in the sun for an extended period of time - resulting in the black appearance. The end result is added sweetness and intense fruit flavours.

Varietals: Caturra
Process: Black Honey
Tasting Notes: Raisin, Brown Sugar, Blackberry
Suggested Espresso Recipe: 21g in / 38g out / 25 seconds