Odyssey - Costa Rica - Las Lajas Cumbres de Poas - Microlot

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ODYSSEY – “a long and eventful or adventurous journey or experience” https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/

Costa Rica - Las Lajas Cumbres de Poas—Microlot

Tasting: Complex, juicy and delicate. Sweet rose petal aromatics. Green tea, malt, roasted almond, sultana and stewed apple. Notes of nutmeg and hazelnut. Lingering sweet lime finish.

In the heart of the Central Valley coffee growing region, the town of Sabana Rodonda, Alajuela is home to the Las Lajas mill. Owned and managed by husband and wife duo Oscar and Francisca Chacón, they are dedicated to producing only the very highest quality microlot coffees. Along with the mill, the family owns 8 farms in the surrounding area between the altitudes of 1,300 and 1,550 metres above sea level, totalling over 30 hectares of coffee. The area is heavily influenced by the near Poás Volcano and advantageously receives rains from the Atlantic-ocean.

Las Lajas was instrumental in the progression of the Costa Rican specialty and microlot movement. Back in 2008, after losing access to water after an earthquake, Oscar produced the first honey and natural coffees in Costa Rica in an attempt not to lose the harvest. Despite this concern, the coffees turned out to be some of the best that the farm had produced. Word spread throughout Costa Rica, and today they are known for producing some of the world’s best honey and natural processed coffees. Since then, Las Lajas has been at the forefront of experimental drying techniques using temperature curves much the same way a profile roast would look.

Some different techniques include heaping to slow down drying time (after fermentation has finished), resting for a week in the middle of drying and alternate intermittent moving of the coffee.

Region: Alajuela, Central Valley

Altitude: 1500—1550 masl

Process: Honey

Producer: El Molino de Santa Rita Estate

Grade: Strictly Hard Bean

Variety: Caturra

Brewing Suggestion – espresso:

Peak Brewing: 8 – 45 days post roast date

Brewing Ratio: 50% (1:2) i.e. 20g dose = 40g extraction yield

Extraction Time: 28– 32 seconds

Temperature: 93 degrees Celsius

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