Tasting Notes: Plum, Sweet Berry, Chocolate, Lavender
Variety: Catura, Catuai
Altitude: 1450 masl
Proc. Method: Black Honey
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 this caliber of cup makes it one of a kind; they believe in the preservation of the environment hence their organic practices. Intense focus is given to monitoring variables in their picking and processing, allowing them to reproduce several different styles yearly, all named after their drying methods.
Black Honey is a particular method of honey processing where 100% of the mucilage is left on and the coffee is turned once per day. It is a blend of CATURRA and CATUAI varietals, It's hard to imagine a fruiter cup of coffee, but Black Honey goes deeper than that, with great balance and structure. As it cools, the body emerges along with a lingering floral and cocoa aftertaste.