• Costa Rica
  • Jan - Mar '19

Costa Rica San Diego Honey 2019

3 Reviews
$256.75 /65lb box
  • Flavor: Blackberry, Caramel, Cream, Milk Chocolate, Strawberry
  • Body: Heavy
  • Acidity: Medium
  • Process: Honey
  • Moisture: 11.90%
  • Packaging: 65lb box
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PSS Cup Score: 85.25
PSS Date: May '19
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Status: Arr - Sept '19 - Pre-Order Boxes

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Beneficio San Diego is the most modern mill in Costa Rica. It was established in 1888 and has been innovating ever since. Today Beneficio San Diego specializes in coffees from Tarrazú and Tres Rí­os regions. The mill takes pride in striving for ever increasing efficiency and quality standards. At the same time it has taken a leading role in working with producers to ensure good community relations and sustainable production.

The honey process started in Costa Rica and has since spread to other countries in Central America. In this process some or all of the mucilage of the coffee cherry - or coffee honey - that coats the parchment is left on during the drying stage, giving the coffee a sweetness that resembles a natural.

As the average farm size of three hectares in the Tarrazú region, this unique honey coffee is produced by a community of farmers who deliver to the San Diego wet mill. These are carefully selected during the harvest, based on their farm condition and cherry ripeness.

This coffee was selected for its incredibly exceptional cup profile. Given the uniqueness and complexity of the honey process, no two honey coffees are alike. This craft process starts with the strict selection of perfectly ripe cherries, once the coffee is depulped the mucilage is left on allowing the natural sugars to enhance the coffees sweetness. The coffee is then dried on African beds or patios, allowing the coffee to dry in a slow and even way.

Experience a heavy body with a caramel cream finish, notes of milk chocolate, berries and a honey sweetness.


Region Tarrazu

Altitude 1200 - 1750


Smallholders & San Diego Mill


Caturra and Catuai




Jan - Mar '19

Ratings & Reviews

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A vibrant coffee!


This coffee has been a wonderful addition to our line up. Sometimes people's tastes vary to the point of not favoring a particular origin but this has been raved about by all who've tried it. Very bright and unique in the cup.



After blind cupping 17 samples from multiple importers, this coffee was one of the top 3 selected for purchase. It presents the classic attributes you should expect out of a honey processed Costa Rica.

very sweet with hints of floral.


I have so far tried it at a full city roast and it is heavy like a columbian, very good heavy mouth feel. The sweeter notes come out as it cools. This is the most expensive one I have bought from Genuine so far and I must say you get what you pay for and it shows. I drop them in my roaster at 450 degrees with 2 pounds and I lost about 7 ounces in weight on the darker roast. I also did a lighter roast and it has a very sweet smell to it when ground up but I haven't tried it yet.