El Venado - Costa Rica
Origin: West Valley, Costa Rica
Process: Honey Process SL-28
Tasting Notes: Apricot, Lime, Grape
Cerro San Luis Micromill in Costa Rica's West Valley and its affiliated farms are run by a pair of second-generation coffee-producing sisters and their husbands. The family's farms are adjacent to one another, and the micromill they share is located at the family home not far away. There are more than 10 different types of coffees grown on the various farms run by the sisters and their husbands, including Caturra, Bourbon and Orange Bourbon, SL-28, Cataui and Yellow Catuai, and Villa Sarchi.
El Venado is a prime example of modern, forward thinking coffee production- the variety is SL-28 which was developed in Kenya and the process is Yellow Honey, a specific variation of Honey Process that both conserves water and creates nuanced flavors. The result is something you could not find in Costa Rica 10 or 15 years ago. It is bright, juicy, fruit forward with a touch of savory umami in the background.
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