Flavor Notes: Mandarin, Pecan, Toffee
Region: Naranjo, West Valley, Costa Rica, Central America
Growing Elevation: 1,600 MASL
Producer: Eliomar Lopez A.
Variety: Caturra, Catuai
Process: White Honey
We wanted to highlight a different flavor profile, so we looked to our friend Ricardo Perez at the Helsar Mill located in Costa Rica's West Valley, a region we had never featured before. This coffee is grown and processed near Naranjo, a canton in the Alajuela province, located about 50 km or 30 miles from Costa Rica's capital city of San Jose.
Ricardo pointed us to Eliomar Lopez, who grows Caturra & Catuai coffee trees and then delivers his coffee cherries to Ricardo Perez for processing. Eliomar and Ricardo have decided to use a white honey process, leaving a very light level of mucilage on the bean during the coffee drying process, which gives this coffee a nice boost of sweetness.