Costa Rica / Las Lajas / Black Honey coffee, 250g

Costa Rica / Las Lajas / Black Honey coffee, 250g

  • Brand: STRADA Roastery
  • Product Code: Roasted coffee
  • Reward Points: 80
  • Availability: 10
  • 16.00€

  • Price in reward points: 950

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Country: Costa Rica

Region: Sabanilla de Alajuela

Farm: Calle Lajas

Process: Black Honey / Organic

Altitude: 1450+ m. above sea level

Taste notes: Grapefruit, Green Tea, Orange, Plum, Winey
Variety: Caturra , Catuai

Каппинг баллы: 88

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.

Honey Processes
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
(The honey process of leaving 100% of the mucilage on in all "levels" of honey is distinctive to Las Lajas. This just shows that terminology can mean various things region to region and farm to farm.)

Tags: Costa Rica, coffee, Black Honey, freshly roasted