Location: Sabanilla de Alajuela, Central Valley
Altitude: 1300-1600 meters
Varietal: Catuai, Caturra & Villa Sarchi
Process: black honey
Drying: sun-dried on patios
Dona Francisca and her husband Oscar Chacon of the Cumbres del Poas micro mill are 3rd generation coffee producers. The Cumbres del Poas micro mill is located in the Sabanilla de Alajuela in the Central Valled region of Costa Rica. Both Francisca and Oscar believe in environmental preservation. They were the first pioneers of high quality honey and natural process coffees in Central America beginning in 2009 when they began experimenting with special processing methods. Water use at the mill is minimal because their coffees do not undergo washing processes. During the harvest of their coffee, they will measure the brix content in the coffee cherries to help determine the best time to pick their coffees. Utilizing this method helps obtain a sweet and fruit forward profile. Notes of raspberry, blackberry and honey predominate. It has a buttery, creamy mouthfeel.