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About this coffee
NOTES: SOFT MANDARIN CITRUS, GREEN APPLE, HONEYDEW, BUTTERY COATING BODY.
What a pleasure it was to get this incredible coffee onto the cupping station at Cartel and now in stock for you all to experience, With Costa Rican coffee only making up 1 % of the worlds coffee population, at Las Lajas there is absolutely no shortage on quality, and this Alma Negra Natural process coffee is truly a testament to that fact.
Dona Francisca and Don Oscar Chacon of Las Lajas micromill are third-generation coffee producers in their family. They inherited their farms from their grandparents, and are known for being among the first to process high-quality Honeys and Naturals in Central America which after cupping we can say are some of the finest Costa Rican coffee’s we have had to date. Las Lajas is an organic micromill located in Sabanilla de Alajuela in the Central Valley region of Costa Rica. Organic coffee in Costa Rica is almost nonexistent, and with this caliber of cup makes it one of a kind; they believe in the preservation of the environment hence their organic practices. Las Lajas processes coffee from their family farms’; these lots are fully traceable and separated by day. Water use is minimal, since the coffee is not washed. During the harvest, Francisca will measure the Brix content in the coffee cherry to determine the optimal time to pick the coffee. 21–22% Brix content has been the maximum they’ve seen.
In the cup we experienced a rich buttery coating creamy body, with a soft mandarin citrus, and a green apple and honeydew sweetness that lingered on our pallets and left us with one tasty exciting clean cup.