Costa Rica - Las Lajas, Perla Negra, Natural
An amazing coffee from Las Lajas Micromill, delicate florals, sweet fruit and crisp acidity
|Fragrance:||raspberry, hibiscus, cherry, vanilla bean, lemon verbena, nectarine, sweet basil|
|Aroma:||pink lemonade, wild rose, stone fruit, red apple, Mellow Yellow, strawberry compote|
|Acidity:||crisp, lively, fresh raspberry|
|Flavor/Nuances:||hibiscus tea, tropical Hi-Chew candy, raspberry Lambic, lemon curd, milk chocolate, hazelnut, sarsaparilla|
|Sweetness:||cane sugar, panela, golden maple syrup|
|Finish/Aftertaste:||sweet cream and red fruit, clean and quick finish|
|Region:||Las Lajas Micromill, Alajuela, Central Valley|
|Farm:||Finca Calle San Juan|
|Variety:||Caturra & Catuai|
About the Producer
Oscar and Francisca Chacón are third-generation coffee producers, but the coffee is more than just in their family heritage: It’s in their hearts and souls as well. The couple is committed to quality and innovation, and are among the very first farmers in Costa Rica to produce Honey and Natural process specialty coffee.
In 2005, after years of delivering their cherry to a cooperative for the going market price, they decided to join the brand-new “micromill revolution” and buy their own depulper to have more control over the quality and the price they received for their lots. “At first, we didn’t know what we were doing,” Oscar explains. “We were just experimenting.” That experimentation led to some of the most exciting new flavor profiles we have ever tasted: Now, the Chacons produce a wide range of Honey process coffees, modulating the drying time in order to create different effects in the cup.