LAS LAJAS - 2018

costa-rica

85-88
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Altitude

1300 - 1600 masl

Preparation

Natural, Black Honey, Red Honey

Location

Central Valley, Sabanilla, Poas

Variety

Caturra and Catuai

Owner

Oscar & Francisca Chacon

Harvest

December - February

Shipment

March - May

Oscar and Francisca Chacon are almost unique in Costa Rica, as they are one of the only micro millers to still produce certified organic coffee. Whilst many Costa Rican coffee farmers have stopped producing organically, the Chacon family have remained true to their principles.  Their passion for coffee has led them to experiment with different honey and natural processes and consequently the Las Lajas brand has become famous in the specialty coffee sector.  

The Black Honey process is a Las Lajas specialty which has been developed and refined over many seasons to ensure its superior and consistent cup profile.  This is one of the longest honey process used at Las Lajas and involved the coffee being left unmoved for a period of 24 hours.  

The Red Honey process is much shorter and involves drying the coffee on raised beds.  It is then pulped in the morning and transported directly to the drying beds, where it is only turned once in the afternoon.

The Alma Negra natural process begins with a selective harvest, where only the ripest cherries that have brix measurements of more than 18% are picked.  Once picked, the cherries are washed to remove floaters and transferred to patios for drying. The cherries are then moved intermittently over a period of 22 - 27 days, depending on weather conditions.  

The coffees that are processed at Las Lajas are all delivered from family-owned farms. Oscar and Francisca are continually working to develop new processing techniques, to ensure that they are producing a cup that truly expresses the delicacy and complexity of their coffees.   

We have 3 microlots available: 

FSC: 1490 Red Honey *SOLD OUT

Producer: Oscar & Francisca Chacon

Municipality: Central Valley                Altitude: 1300 - 1600 masl

Varietal: Caturra, Catuai, Villa Sarchi, Bourbon, SL28

Process: Red Honey

Cup profile: Grapefruit, black cherry and dark chocolate with a lemon sherbet acidity.

 SCA: 88

 

FSC: 1491 Black Honey *SOLD OUT

Producer: Oscar & Francisca Chacon

Municipality: Central Valley                Altitude: 1300 - 1600 masl

Varietal: Caturra, Catuai, Villa Sarchi, Bourbon, SL28

Process: Natural

Cup profile: Kiwi, mango and stewed fruits with a full buttery body.

SCA: 88

 

FSC: 1492 Natural *SOLD OUT

Producer: Oscar & Francisca Chacon

Municipality: Central Valley                Altitude: 1300 - 1600 masl

Varietal: Caturra, Catuai, Villa Sarchi, Bourbon, SL28

Process: Natural

Cup profile: Blackcurrant jam, chocolate and papaya with a sparkling acidity

SCA: 88