This particular lot is a black honey. We prefer to drink this coffee as an espresso where notes of black currant and cacao beans pop in the cup.
Tasting notes: Black Currant, Cocoa Bean, Honeyed
This coffee has a particularly interesting backstory. Grown at the Plantex farm in the foothills of the Poas Volcano in Costa Rica’s Central Valley, Diego Berrocal and his son, Diego Jr., are known first and foremost for their green foliage production. As lead suppliers of green foliage to Europe, the Berrocals hold unparalleled expertise in advanced farming and fertilizing techniques, skills which are clearly displayed in the coffee they produce. For over 4 generations the Berrocals have grown coffee, perfecting their wetmilling process over time. Through their hard work and dedication, Plantex has become an important regional actor in Costa Rica’s coffee industry.
This particular lot is a black honey, meaning only the skin of the coffee cherry was removed before it was dried. Leaving the majority of the pulp on before milling imparts distinctly sweet and fruity flavours to the beans.
We prefer to drink this coffee as an espresso where notes of black currant and cacao beans pop in the cup.
F.O.B. paid 2.95$ US (281% over market price).
Country: Costa Rica (Central Valley)
Varietals: Caturra, Catuai
Process: Black Honey