Costa Rica Las Lajas Raisin Natural

Port, macadamia nut, rosewater

Region: Sabanilla de Alajuela

Producer: Las Lajas

Variety: Caturra and Catuai

Process: Natural Raisin

Case Study Coffee is once again proud to present the Las Lajas Project. Third generation producers Francisca and Oscar Chacon operate the Las Lajas micromill in Costa Rica’s Central Valley. All of their lots are strictly organic and processed in accordance with varying weather patterns, and these differences in processing lend unique characteristics to each offering. Though they are effectively the same crop from the same valley, each Las Lajas offering is so unique that we consider each an excellent and distinct coffee.

The raisin natural process is still relatively unusual in the coffee industry. Harvested cherries are covered in plastic sheets while drying. This produces a sauna effect that concentrates sugars on the bean surface. After many repeated drying cycles inside of the plastic, the cherries are moved to a warehouse and kept in constant motion as they continue drying for a couple weeks. The very slow process imparts a heavy richness to the beans which in turn produces a naturally sweet cup. We taste hints of luscious dessert wines and candied nuts with rich floral notes.

$ 21.00

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Costa Rica Las Lajas Raisin Natural