The honey process started in Costa Rica and has since spread to other countries in Central America. In this process some or all of the mucilage of the coffee cherry - or coffee honey - that coats the parchment is left on during the drying stage, giving the coffee a sweetness that resembles a natural.
This Tarrazú coffee was hand-picked, de-pulped and moved to patios - African beds - where it was dried for a week until it reached the desired humidity.
About the Beneficio San Diego Mill
Beneficio San Diego is the most modern mill in Costa Rica. It was established in 1888 and has been innovating ever since. Today Beneficio San Diego specializes in coffees from the Tarrazú and Tres Ríos regions. The mill takes pride in striving for ever-increasing efficiency and quality standards. At the same time, it has taken a leading role in working with producers to ensure good community relations and sustainable production.
Hints of dark chocolate, pineapple, lemon, and lime.
It is fully washed and sun-dried.
These beans come from Africa, the Kivu area, close to Virunga National Park (bordering Rwanda and Uganda).This area is home to coffees with stunning cup profiles.
For Virunga National Park the conservation of its extraordinary wildlife goes hand in hand with the promotion of the social and economic well-being of the people of North Kivu, who live around the park. Virunga National Park is the oldest national park in Africa and one of the last refuges of the mountain gorilla. It is also home to highly endangered lowland gorillas as well as elephants, chimpanzees, lions, leopards, antelopes, and the most diverse collection of birds in the world.
The park is embarking on a major agriculture program with the vision of boosting the livelihoods of smallholder farmers who live around the park by investing in the production and marketing of their food and cash crops, including coffee. While the area is subject to on-going conflicts, a cooperation between coffee farmers, Farm Africa and the Virunga National Park is encouraging peace through the growing of specialty coffee.
Full bodied and fruity flavor from start to finish.
Bright acidity and sharp cranberry sweetness up front. The cooler cup brings some jammy strawberry notes and a watermelon finish.
These beans come from the Kintamani Highlands in Bali, Indonesia.
The Kintamani highlands, where most coffee is grown, sits atop a large volcanic plateau between 1,300-1,700 meters above sea level. Coffee tree varieties include a high percentage of Bourbon and Typica, along with shade trees such as Erythrina, Albizia, tangerine and orange. The use of pesticides is forbidden on the island, so any growing aids are 100% organic. Although most coffees exported from Indonesia are wet-hulled, coffee from Bali use a dry processing method, which gives it unique flavorings.
We recommend brewing through chemex, v60@1:17. It also makes an excellent milk based espresso!