Boozy with juicy cooked strawberry, candy and clove.
Category - Motive Series
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Roast - Espresso & Filter
Origin - Costa Rica
Producer - Oscar & Francisca Chacón
Farm - Finca Los Angeles
Mill - Las Lajas Micro-mill
Region - Central Valley
Varietal - Caturra & Catuai
Process - Natural
Import Partner - Cafe Imports
Oscar and Francisca Chacón are third-generation coffee producers. The couple is committed to quality and innovation, and were 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 "micro-mill 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 exciting new flavour profiles for them
Now, the Chacons produce a wide range of Natural and Honey processed 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.
This is a natural processed lot, where the ripe coffee cherries with a high percentage of brix degrees are taken to raised beds where they will be in a thin layer receiving the sun, after a week the beans will rest in the shade (cold) to be later transferred to the greenhouse patio to continue its dehydration, in which the cherries are moved twice a day, which makes it an extremely slow drying process.
This coffee showcases a deliciously sweet profile and is perfect for filter and adventurous espresso drinkers.