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Costa Rica Las Lajas Red Honey

by Carabello Coffee
Price $16.95

This coffee is the result of the pioneering hard work of Don Oscar and Doña Francisca Chacon, partnered with the good people of Cafe Imports. These farmers are among the first to do red honey processed coffee in Costa Rica. From Cafe Imports expert Piero Cristiani:

 

Dona Francisca and Don Oscar Chacon of Las Lajas micromill are third-generation coffee producers in their family. They inherited their farms from their grandparents, and are known for being among the first to process high-quality Honeys and Naturals in Central America, and for participating in the Cup of Excellence auction in 2009.

Las Lajas is an organic micromill located in Sabanilla de Alajuela in the Central Valley region of Costa Rica. Organic coffee in Costa Rica is almost nonexistent, and with this caliber of cup makes it one of a kind; they believe in the preservation of the environment hence their organic practices. Las Lajas processes coffee from their family farms’; these lots are fully traceable and separated by day. Water use is minimal, since the coffee is not washed. During the harvest, Francisca will measure the Brix content in the coffee cherry to determine the optimal time to pick the coffee. 21–22% Brix content has been the maximum they’ve seen.

Las Lajas carries several distinct processes from this mill.

  • Yellow Honey: 100% mucilage left on, coffee turned hourly on the bed
  • Red Honey: 100% mucilage left on, coffee several times a day on the bed (less frequently than Yellow Honey)
  • Black Honey: 100% mucilage left on, coffee turned only once per day

This is the first Costa Rican coffee that we've gotten from the Chacon family- We love what they're doing, and think that you will too. It's already becoming a staff favorite in our cafe. 

 

In the Cup

This is such a luscious coffee. Super clean and sweet- cherry, lime, berry and chocolate.

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