Costa Rica Santa Lucia Yellow Honey Espresso


Tasting Profile & Structure
Golden Apple
Elegant: delicate, nuanced
How do we feel about this coffee

A vibrant and juicy profile with apple blossom aromatics makes way for a rounded syrupy texture and sweet, layered flavours of hazelnut and gooseberry.
Coffee Style

Ricardo Perez has been a specialty coffee legend in Costa Rica since starting one of the world's best mills, Helsar de Zarcero, in 2004 during the nascent stages of the micro mill revolution.

We're proud to have worked with Ricardo and his family-owned micromill for over a decade!! The mill processes coffee from its famous farm, Santa Lucia, and partners with nearby coffee producers who need the processing infrastructure. In 2013, Ricardo worked on diversifying his coffee variety. He obtained seeds of many varieties, including Gesha, SL-28, Pacamara, Ethiopia Heirloom, and Villalobos and started a nursery. Since then, he has planted these varieties on a farm next to the original Santa Lucia. As of 2021, it began to produce. This yellow honey-processed Catuai and Caturra lot stems from that project! It is grown on Ricardo's farm, Santa Lucia and processed at his family-owned micro mill, Helsar de Zarcero. 

Origin Llano Bonito, West Valley, Costa Rica
Variety Catuai & Caturra
Process Yellow Honey
Producer Ricardo Pérez and family
Farm Finca Santa Lucia
Altitude 1750 MASL
Micromill Helsar de Zarcero

Brewing Recipes

Ratio Coffee Water Time
Drip 16g : 1g 20g 320g 3min (V60)
Espresso 2.1g :1g 18g 41g 29 seconds
Immersion 15g : 1g
Peak Rest Time 5 to 40 days off roast

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