Costa Rica Las Lajas Black Honey Micro-lot
Tasting Notes: Orange, strawberry, vanilla, watermelon
From the Central Valley region of Costa Rica, Las Lajas Costa Rica Cumbres del Poas Black Honey Coffee has arrived. Embodying the tropical biodiversity of its homeland, this rich Black Honey Coffee features aromatic notes of Orange, Strawberry, Vanilla, and Watermelon. This batch thoughtfully harvested and left out under the sun on the drying patios of the mill to ensure the utmost sweet and fruit forward profile.
Francisca and her husband Oscar run and operate the revered Las Lajas micro mill. These third generation coffee farmers are widely recognized for their highly differentiated processes that produce spectacular quality coffees. 30 years ago, Oscar and Francisca’s father passed away due to pesticide-caused illnesses. From then on, they knew that they needed to change the way they ran las Lajas, leaving behind their old practices for a new way of organic farming. As Pioneers, the Chacón family became one the first farming families to produce organic coffee, remaining to this day one of the only board certified organic farms in Costa Rica.
Elevation - 1800m / 1500m
Varietals - Caturra, Catuai & Villa Sarchi
Milling Process - Honey Processed
Drying Process - Dried on raised beds / Sun dried on patios