Costa Rica Finca El Venado Microlot - Yellow Honey - 12 oz.
We will be roasting this coffee on a limited basis - please check back for the next roast date in March!
Tasting Notes: Milk chocolate, maple syrup, fresh nectarines, cinnamon.
Grown at the La Alquimia farm and processed at Cerro San Luis Micromill in Costa Rica's West Valley, this incredible coffee is all about the luscious mouthfeel and juicy complexity. It's a delicious result of skillfully combining a unique coffee variety to Costa Rica (SL-28 was developed in Kenya) and a variation of the honey processing method that has become prominent throughout Central America, and most notably Costa Rica.
This coffee is part of our Microlot Artist Collaboration Series. The label was designed by Phoebe Lo, inspired by her first sip.
In the Cup
This coffee has a syrupy and rich mouthfeel balanced by a tangy malic fruit acidity. The brew method we are loving is a Kalita Wave, which brings out the luscious body while retaining the juicy acidity and complex character in the cup.
This particular lot was grown at the El Venado farm. It's part of affiliated farms and a mill run by a pair of second-generation coffee-producing sisters and their husbands. The family farms are adjacent to one another, and the micromill they share is located at the family home not far away from the respective farms.
For a truly unique tasting experience, you can also try the coffee from the sibling farm, Finca Principe Azul. It's a rare opportunity to experience coffees of the same varietal and processing method and see how but taste the uniqueness of the terroir contributes to the unique taste profile of each coffees.
What is Yellow Honey Process?
Yellow Honey is a variation of the Honey Process (and often thought of as mildest and closest to Washed coffees.) It also refers to the specific amount of mucilage that is removed from the coffee cherry and the drying time in order to achieve different "honey" levels and a particular finished profile.
|Producer||La Alquimia Farm, Cerro San Luis Micromill, Finca El Venado
Grecia, Naranjo, West Valley, Costa Rica