THIS IS PERFECT FOR:
Any time – it’s a great all-rounder!
This is the perfect coffee for those with a sweet tooth. It oozes sweetness, partly because of the honey processing, partly because of the roasting, and mostly because of the care and attention taken in growing these beans, by the smallholders who supply the San Diego beneficio (mill) in the Tarrazu region of Costa Rica.
Beneficio San Diego is fairly big, modern mill owned by Volcafe, one of the biggest coffee traders in the world. They have a specialty program called Volcafe Specialty, and we purchased this lot from their newly-established UK office. Volcafe run a programme for farmers called Volcafe Way, which helps them with environmental, agronomy and financial best practices, and this lot is sourced exclusively from Volcafe Way farmers.
Honey processing is a halfway-house between fully washed, and natural process coffees. The skin of the coffee cherry is removed, before the fruity mucilage layer containing the seeds (the beans) is left to dry in the sun, going sticky (hence the honey name). We get a load of peach, mandarin, and sticky sweet flavours from this coffee. It’ll work great in most brewing methods, and at any time of day.
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COFFEE BEAN SPECIFICATION
Caturra & Catuai
We love this coffee brewed for: