Costa Rica Perla Negra (12 oz)


Costa Rica Perla Negra (12 oz)


Las Lajas Micro Lot 2017

Finca La Julia, Sabanilla De Alajuela


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Cupping Notes: Chocolate, Cherry, Winey

Perla Negra is one of five natural processing methods employed by the Las Lajas micromill in Costa Rica. This method is most like the common methods for natural processing, with the beans turned daily as they dry on raised beds.

"Dona Francisca and Don Oscar Chacon of Las Lajas micromill are third-generation coffee producers in their family. They inherited their farms from their grandparents, and are known for being among the first to process high-quality Honeys and Naturals in Central America, and for participating in the Cup of Excellence auction in 2009.

"Las Lajas is an organic micromill located in Sabanilla de Alajuela in the Central Valley region of Costa Rica. Organic coffee in Costa Rica is almost nonexistent, and with this caliber of cup makes it one of a kind; they believe in the preservation of the environment hence their organic practices. Las Lajas processes coffee from their family farms’; these lots are fully traceable and separated by day. Water use is minimal, since the coffee is not washed. During the harvest, Francisca will measure the Brix content in the coffee cherry to determine the optimal time to pick the coffee. 21–22% Brix content has been the maximum they’ve seen."

Narrative from our importer of this coffee, Cafe Imports, Minneapolis, MN