Costa Rica La Esperanza de Tarrazu - Familia Monge Black Honey Process Microlot

Costa Rica La Esperanza de Tarrazu - Familia Monge Black Honey Process Microlot

18.00

Chocolate, ripe berry fruits with hints of fresh figs. Crisp, floral aroma and sweet, syrupy body.

This unique, bold offering is sourced from Gustavo, Rodolfo, and the rest of the Monge family in Central Costa Rica.

The Monge family have been growing coffee for 40 years in La Esperanza de Tarrazu, and are deeply invested in their community. They collaborate with the local development association to coordinate school and church functions, and donate coffee to charity annually.

The farm is just 5 hectares, yet the Monge family have diversified their crops including lemon, orange, mango, guava, plantain, and banana. This particular harvest is processed as a “Black Honey.” Honey processing is a form of semi-washing wherein the cherry skin and most of the fruit are stripped away and the remaining sticky mucilage is left to dry on the pergamino. Skipping the washing and controlled fermentation stages tends to increase fruity flavors in the coffee, and has the added benefit of saving water and time. “Black” honeys tend to have the maximum amount of fruit left on the seed after pulping, though each producer’s definition of their honey color can differ slightly.

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