- Costa Rica
- Jan - Mar '20
Costa Rica Tarrazú San Diego Mills Honey Process 2020
- UPS Flat
- 65lb Freshness
- Packed & Sealed
About San Diego Mill
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.
About Honey Process
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.
Altitude 1200 - 1750
Smallholders & San Diego Mill
Caturra and Catuai
Jan - Mar '20
Ratings & Reviews
Excellent honey coffee
Very nice coffee. We tried it as a replacement for a honey process we could not longer get, and we have been very happy with it. Lot of nuances, very dense, high-altitude complexity. We re-sell it green as well as roasted and it does well.
This is amazing and versitile. It has become a favorite as whole bean sales for my customers and one of my new favorites for drip, French press I drink every day.. More even roast compared to other honey process. seems best as a medium roast right between first and second crack.