Chocolate malt, almond, plum
Current Components: Costa Rica Las Lajas Yellow Honey, Costa Rica Las Lajas Alma Negra
Farms: Finca El Chilamate, Finca Calle Lajas
Process: Honey and Natural
A special release version of our house blend utilizing two fabulous coffees from the Las Lajas micromill.
The yellow honey lot is harvested, de-skinned, and dried on raised beds in the leftover coffee cherry mucilage, commonly referred to as “honey.” It is turned multiple times throughout the day every day. This agitation exposes the lot to greater amounts of light, thus drying the lot more rapidly. Look for bright, nutty, creamy flavors due to less exposure to fruit mucilage.
Once the Alma Negra lot is harvested, the whole coffee cherries are moved immediately to raised beds to dry. It is turned infrequently throughout the day. This lesser degree of agitation exposes the lot to less light, thus drying the lot at a slower pace. Alma Negra is more deeply rich than traditional naturals due to the long exposure period between the beans and the fruit. We taste rich, complex, wine-like flavors.