Santa Lucia, Costa RicaDetour Coffee Roasters
This white honey processed coffee is full of citrus aromatics, a honeyed sweetness and layered notes of raspberry, chocolate and toasted almond.
This mixed variety lot of catuai and villalobos comes to us from producer Ricardo Perez’s' farm Santa Lucia and is processed at his family owned micro-mill, Helsar de Zarcero which we have worked with for over 7 years now.
In Costa Rica, they rarely use fermentation tanks to remove the pulp, instead, a centrifugal washer spins the mucilage off the bean allowing control over the amount of fruit or “honey” left on the seed during processing. The closest thing to a fully washed coffee in Costa Rica is white honey which displays crisp clean flavours of a washed coffee but with multiple layers and textures.
Santa Lucia - Raspberry, Chocolate and Toasted Almond
Origin: Naranjo, West Valley
Variety: Catuai, Villalobos
Altitude: 1750 MASL
Producer: Ricardo Perez