Country: Costa Rica Region: Central Valley Cup Score: 87,5 Cup Profile: red plum and strawberry, pinacolada and bubble gum with subtle balsamic acidity and a spicy nutmeg and cinnamon finish Altitude: 1,450-1,500 masl Process: honey Varietal: Catuai, Caturra Size: 125g Brew: filter
Costa Rica is a small country but the diversity of climates found there and their impact on coffee production has led to a thriving coffee trade with a great reputation for quality. The first coffee was grown in the Central Valley, a lush, fertile region influenced by Atlantic weather patterns – and this is where Las Lajas coffee, which we have been buying since 2017, is grown by the Chacón family. 6 farms , owned by six brothers and together comprising 73ha and a mill are located in the town of Sabanilla de Alajuela, on the slopes of the Poás volcano. The mill stands at 1,300 masl and the farms above at 1,450-1,500 masl. The mill, which produces about 2,000 exportable bags per year, is owned and run by Oscar Chacón and his wife Francisca, with help from their four children, the eldest of whom took the second level of the Q Processing course in 2020.