Region: Sabanilla de Alajuela, Central Valley, Costa Rica
Producer: Finca El Sabanilla
Variety: Caturra and Catuai
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 standalone coffee.
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.