Costa Rica: Sonora Honey/Natural
Cherry. Nutmeg. Pineapple.
Hacienda Sonora in the Central Valley region of Costa Rica is a mid-sized farm (100 hectacres) that specializes in Honey and Natural processed coffees. This is a very unique farm as most coffee produced in Costa Rica is done with the washed process. We are really excited about this particular coffee, it is a farm-level blend of both natural processed and black honey processed coffees. Their intention was to create an exceptional single-origin espresso, though its pretty awesome as a drip coffee too. The coffee is bursting with fruit flavors such as pineapple, kiwi, cherry, strawberry, and blackberry, this gives it an over-all fruit punch flavor which is really nice. The medium acidity nicely balances the fruited sweetness, and there is a nice low note of baking spices (mostly nutmeg). This is our first lot with Hacienda Sonora, we are hoping to bring in an exclusive lot from the farm next year.
Region: Carrillos Altos de Poas, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Variety: Catuai, Venecia, Bourbon, Geisha, Villalobos, and Villa Sarchi
Elevation: 4000-4300 ft
Process: 50% natural, 50% black honey
Cup Characteristics: All the fruits, pineapple, kiwi, cherry, berries, nutmeg, milk chocolate, savory