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Costa Rica Yellow Honey La Unio

Costa Rica Yellow Honey La Unio

Cupping Notes:

Complex sweetness of honey, and maple, with hints of yellow cherry, Asian pear, cocoa powder, and dark tea in the finish. Silky body and deep low tones when roasted dark (on request).

Region: Heredia, Centra Valley
Variety: Caturra, Catuaí
Altitude: 1450-1750 masl
Processing: Yellow Honey Process
Certification: Farm Gate

Farm Description:

This honey process coffee was produced at the Cerro Alto micromill in Costa Rica's West Valley region. This mill has been in operation for well over a decade now, a few of their lots in the past taking top seat at the Costa Rica Cup of Excellence competition. The mill itself is located in Heredia town, and processes coffee from it's four farms: La Loma, La Rosa, El Patio, and of course La Union. Altitude reaches 1600+ meters above sea level, and the farm is planted in Caturra and Catuaí cultivars. This, like all of our Costa Rican coffee, are sent to a dry mill on the other side of the valley in Alajuela, where they do a fantastic job pealing and sorting the green coffee. Fermentation of pulped coffee is not common place in Costa Rica, where they use mechanical demucilage machines (and a small trickle of water) to remove the cherry and fruit, leaving behind a layer of the sticky mucilage fruit with which the coffee is dried. This is commonly referred to as "honey processing", and the different colors are supposed to roughly correlate to the amount of fruit left intact - "Yellow" being less than 20%. Leaving any amount of fruit intact tends to promote fruited character in the cup, as well as body. When done right (like this coffee), there can also be mild acidity, and clarity more similar to washed coffee than all-out naturally processed.

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