Costa Rica | Las Lajas Honey – Flatlands Coffee

$21.95$55.08

Las Lajas boasts its classic Costa Rican fruitiness with citrus fruit tasting notes, while also showcasing a deeper flavor note that reminds us of toffee. The honey process in this coffee adds another flavor of sugary amaretto, which makes this particular coffee incredibly dynamic. You’ll leave you wanting more.

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Description

TASTING NOTES
Toffee, Amaretto, Citrus

Notes from our Roaster: 

THE UNIQUE STORY
Las Lajas boasts its classic Costa Rican fruitiness with citrus fruit tasting notes, while also showcasing a deeper flavor note that reminds us of toffee. The honey process in this coffee adds another flavor of sugary amaretto, which makes this particular coffee incredibly dynamic. You’ll leave you wanting more.

FRESHLY ROASTED
To ensure you get the freshest coffee available, your order will be roasted on our closest roast date (within 9 days), and shipped within 24hrs.
CURRENT STANDARD ROAST DAYS: MONDAY

ADDITIONAL INFO

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.

Necessity bred more innovation for the family when an earthquake in 2008 wiped out electricity and water to their area during the harvest. Unable to run the depulpers or to wash the mucilage off to produce Washed lots, Francisca took inspiration from her knowledge of African coffee production and quickly built raised beds on the property.

PRODUCER
Oscar and Francisca Chacón
FARM
Sabana Redonda
REGION
Sabanilla de Alajuela, Central Valley, Costa Rica
ELEVATION
1450–1600m
VARIETAL
Villalobos
HARVEST
March 2020
PROCESS
Yellow Honey: turned hourly on raised beds for a few days, then transferred to a greenhouse and turned regularly
SOURCING PARTNERS
Café Imports
ORIGIN SUSTAINABILITY BONUS
(Relative to Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide low point)
131%
ROAST LOSS
~12% at 9min

BAG DESIGN ARTIST
David Falter (D_FALT)

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions 6 × 3 × 8.5 in
Grind

Course (French Press), Fine (Espresso), Medium (Drip/Pour-Over), Whole Bean

Order Quantity

10 oz, 2 Pounds

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