Organic Costa Rica Cumbres del Poas Black Honey Micro Lot
Origins: Because this coffee is a micro lot, the producer, mill and exact farm location are highlighted. Owners, Oscar & Francisca Chacon are known for their unique and exceptional drying techniques, including the black honey processed. They mill this at Beneficio Las Lajas mill in Sabanilla de Poas. A lot of care goes into the perfect cup of coffee at this farm.
Altitudes: 1400 m
Process: Black Honey Processed : The coffee is left on the patio to sun-dry for 24 hours, the longest honey process used at Las Lajas. It is called honey-processed because the coffee bean itself becomes very sweet and sticky during the drying process as the mucilage is left on the bean to sun dry. It is in the middle between washed processed and dry processed coffees. There are are five stages of honey-processed : white, yellow, gold, red and black honey.
Roast Level: Medium
Flavor Profile: Because of the processing this coffee goes through at the farm, the flavors are similar to a dry/natural-processed coffee, but is not as muddled. It is strawberry jam in flavor and is clean in mouth-feel. A well-balanced coffee with noticeable honey sweetness.
Certifications: USDA Organic, Micro-Lot. Because of the uniqueness of this coffee, it is a lot more expensive to produce, which is requires specialty pricing.
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