Costa Rica Cedral White Honey


Tasting Profile & Structure
Chocolate Croissant
Salted Caramel
Almond Danish
Balanced: layered, structured
How do we feel about this coffee

It feels like an everyday classic, like a chocolate croissant, salted caramel, and an almond Danish for breakfast at your favourite bakery.
Coffee Style

Coffee Story
In the Santa María de Dota Valley in the Tarrazú region of Costa Rica, Finca Cedral is one of Roger and Alex Ureña's ten farms. He plants wide varieties and processes all of his coffees at his own Santa Teresa mill. Once freshly handpicked at peak ripeness, all of Roger's coffees go through the honey processing method, which leaves a certain amount of mucilage or flesh of the fruit on the coffee seeds while processing the cherry.

Rather than fermenting under water and removing the mucilage by washing it clean from the parchment, Roger uses a mechanical demucilager to release a specific amount before drying. In general, as the amount of mucilage left on the parchment increases, so does the colour of the honey, which progresses from white (the least amount of mucilage) to black (the most amount of mucilage). The honey process happens as the sugars from the mucilage react with the environment over time throughout the different stages of the drying process. This creates a sticky layer on the outside of the parchment that is reminiscent of honey! This specific lot is a 100% cataui grown on Finca Cedral. Catuai is a cross between the Mondo Novo and Caturra varietals.

Origin Santa Maria de Dota, Tarrazu, Costa Rica
Variety Cataui
Process White Honey
Producer Roger Umaña Hidalgo
Farm Cedral
Altitude 2000 MASL
Micromill Santa Teresa

Brewing Recipes

Ratio Coffee Water Time
Drip 16g : 1g 20g 320g 3min (V60)
Espresso 2.2g :1g 18g 43g 29 seconds
Immersion 15g : 1g
Peak Rest Time 5 to 40 days off roast

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