Costa Rica Cumbres del Poas Black Honey Micro Lot
Dona Francisca and her husband Oscar Chacon of the Cumbres del Poas micro mill are 3rd generation coffee producers. The Cumbres del Poas micro mill is located in Sabanillia de Alajuela in the Central Valley region of Costa Rica. Both Francisca and Oscar believe in the preservation of the environment. They were one of the first pioneers of high-quality honey and natural process coffees in Central American back in 2009 when they started experimenting with special processes. Water used at the mill is minimal, since the coffees do not undergo the washed process. During the harvest of their coffees, they will measure the * brix content in the coffee cherries to determine the best time to pick their coffees to obtain the utmost sweet and fruit forward profile.
Location: Sabanilla de Alajuela, Central Valley
Altitude: 1,300 - 1,600 meters
Varietal: Catuai, Caturra & Villa Sarchi
Process: Black Honey
Drying: Patio, sun dried
Harvest: December - March
Export: May - June
Clean, balanced, sweet coffee, with apricot notes.
*Degrees Brix (symbol °Bx) is the sugar content of an aqueous solution. One degree Brix is 1 gram of sucrose in 100 grams of solution and represents the strength of the solution as percentage by mass.