Santa Lucia, Costa RicaDetour Coffee Roasters
Although we’ve bought multiple lots through the years from wonderful producer Ricardo Perez’s farm Santa Lucia and micro mill Helsar de Zarcero, this is the first red honey processed coffee we’ve released! The red honey is full of berry-like aromatics that lead to a silky texture and layered notes of melon, sweet berry, and orange chocolate. It’s a really decadent cup!
This lot showcases another level of honey from the West Valley in Costa Rica this year, which utilizes a centrifugal washer that spins off the fruit mucilage of the bean allowing control over the amount of fruit or “honey” left on the seed during the fermentation period.
Santa Lucia - Sweet Berry, Silky, Cashew
Origin: West Valley
Processing: Red Honey
Altitude: 1750 MASL
Producer: Ricardo Perez & Family
Micro-Mill: Helsar de Zacero