Costa Rica Finca La Casita Honey Gold Label
milk chocolate • tangy apple • berry
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Honey processes are always going to tend toward the naturally sweeter side of the coffee spectrum, and this Costa Rican is no exception. This coffee has an underlying sweetness that stays present on the palate throughout the entire tasting experience. With a sweet milk chocolate aroma and a slight tang of crisp apple in the back, this bean proves itself a dynamic yet smooth cup.
Flavor Notes: milk chocolate • tangy apple • berry
Varietal: Villa Sarchi
Recommended Brew Method:
pour over • aeropress
La Perla Del Cafe Mill was established by Carlos Barrantes and his wife, Diana, in 2011, after the couple spent many years utilizing the mill works at Carlos’s brother’s famous Herbazú, just up the street. In fact, the whole immediate area is a family affair: The Barranteses are a third-generation coffee family, and after Carlos’s father passed away his land was divided among Carlos and his brothers and sisters, most of whom still live and farm within walking distance. (In fact, the main road to access Herbazú and La Perla Del Cafe is called Calle Barrantes.)
The family's obsession with quality and precision is obvious from the mill to the drying greenhouse to the bodega, where it seems not a single bean is out of place. Visitors are often skeptical when they hear the mill is almost 10 years old, since it’s so clean it could have been set up just a few weeks ago. In the greenhouses, staff members wear special shoes while raking the parchment coffee, and the lots are separated into nearly perfect rectangles on the floor and on second-level drying shelves, with no space wasted. In another nod to quality, the Barrantes family hires the same pickers every year, regardless of the size of the harvest: These pickers are so exceptional that Carlos doesn’t have a float tank at his mill—he knows to trust the keen eyes and swift hands of the pickers to only select the perfectly ripe cherry.
On-Demand Roasting Explained
I'm sure that you've seen notes on our website about how 'We don't roast until you want it." or "Roasted Fresh After You Order", but have you thought about why and how we setup our business to do that?