Las Lajas - Costa Rica | Gold Label Reserve
Regular price $21.00
SWEET & COMPLEX
Rose Blossom - Green Tea - Cherry Limeade
PRODUCERS: Oscar & Francisca Chaćon
REGION: Sabanilla de Alajuela, Central Valley
PROCESS: Yellow Honey
VARIETIES: Caturra & Catuai
Las Lajas is sweet and syrupy with notes of strawberry and rose blossom taking the stage right from the beginning. These flavors lead the way into a green tea which opens the door to dried cherries. As the cup cools a little the brightness returns, transforming the dried cherry into cherry limeade.
The Las Lajas washing station, owned by Oscar and Francisca Chacón, has become one of the most famous in Costa Rica. This yellow honey process lot comes from their farm Finca Calle Lilies. They produced some of the first cherry-dried processed lots in Costa Rica to save their harvest during the drought of 2008. That experiment, born out of necessity, lead to some of the greatest coffee we have ever tasted. Years later they have developed precise processes for producing many forms of washed, honey, and cherry dried coffees.
We have been able to meet the Chacón's multiple times, including at their mill in Sabanilla de Alajuela, where we saw their intricate processing methods first hand. They are some of the greatest coffee producers in the world; dedicated to innovation, consistency, and sharing their expeirence. Oscar and Francisca have a deep reputation of making outstanding coffee and making coffee better worldwide.