Santa Lucia, Costa Rica EspressoDetour Coffee Roasters
A vibrant and juicy profile with floral aromatics makes way to a syrupy texture and sweet, layered flavours of dark chocolate and strawberry.
This Red Honey processed mixed variety 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 8 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 red honey leaves close to 50% of the fruit mucilage or honey during fermentation.
Region: Llano Bonito, West Valley, Costa Rica
Farm: Finca Santa Lucia
Variety: Catuai & Villalobos
Processing: Red Honey
Altitude: 2000 MASL
Producer: Ricardo Perez
Micromill: Helsar de Zarcero
Brew Ratio: 16.5g: 1g
Espresso Ratio: 18g IN, 41g OUT, 29 seconds
Peak Rest time: 3 to 30 days off roast