Producers Francisca Cabillo and Don Oscar Chacon own the famous Las Lajas micromill. They are widely celebrated as among the first to process high-quality Honeys and Naturals in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. The Las Lajas micromill adopts organic practices – a testament to Don Oscar’s firm beliefs in preserving the environment, in conjunction with a conservative approach to water use. As third-generation coffee producers, the mill only processes coffee from surrounding family farms which plays a significant role in traceability. Fransisca and Oscar are 100% hands on with the process and dictate all that goes on at their farms and mill. This coffee has undergone the ‘Perla Negra’ Natural process which involves turning cherries atop raised beds on a regular basis, a manual and intensive process. This gives the coffee a distinctively sweet and resonant flavour, abundant with dark fruit.