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Red Honey Las Lajas

Costa Rica – Las Lajas Red Honey

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Harvested from Finca Cumbres de Poas in the Central Valley region, this coffee has been grown and processed by Oscar Chacon. The coffee has been cultivated at elevations of 1500 MASL. Oscar’s farm spans 30 hectares in Poas, Alajuela.

The Central Valley is bordered by the provinces of San José, Heredia and Alajuela; it is Costa Rica’s most populated region and the region of San José, its capital. This is where coffee was first cultivated, before extending to the other producing regions.

Coffee growing started here during the last decade of the 18th century: the first export of one quintal to Panamá was registered in 1820. Coffee and its export, mainly to Europe, brought to Costa Rica the railway, the postal service, the press, the first university, education and the building of the National Theatre, among other structures.
Under the influence of the Pacific watershed, these privileged lands enjoy well-defined wet and dry seasons, favouring the establishment and successful cultivation of the cherry. The Central Region extends between 900 and 1600 MASL.

Around 80 percent of the coffee producing areas are located at altitudes between 1000 and 1400 meters. Altitude and climatic factors affect the size and hardness of the cherry and influence the quality of the beverage, particularly its acidity.

This region’s soil has a slight tropical acidity, a result of its enrichment by volcanic ashes. An abundance of organic materials favours adequate root distribution, a stable humidity and good oxygenation. This combination of conditions energizes the coffee tree and is one of the many factors that contribute to the excellent quality of Costa Rican coffee.

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Process

Red Honey

Region

Las Lajas Cumbres de Poas

MASL

1500 – 1550

Varietal

Caturra

Cup

Red currant, apple, sugarcane & caramel

Roast

Espresso, Filter