Country: Costa Rica
Region: Vulkan Poas / West valley
Farm: Finca Las Lajas
Farmer: Francisca és Oscar Chacon
Varietal: Kenia SL 28
Altitude: 1,520 – 1,570 m
Process: Double Diamond - Natural
In our oppinion: Punch, Cognac, Sour Cherry
About this Coffee
The harvest and processing of Las Lajas double diamond collection are supervised with uppermost care by Oscar and Francisca. They started doing this new type of fermentation in 2022.During harvest, Francisca measures the Brix value of the cherry to determine the optimal degree of ripeness, and harvesting begins when the Brix value is about 22°. Harvesting by Brix measurement is also helpful because newer varieties sometimes ripen to different colors: Using the refractometer helps keep the crop at a consistent level of ripeness, which is critical in the production of high-quality naturals and honeys.
Harvest & post-harvest
This Micro/Nanolots are taken with special care and love by the family. The Las Lajas double diamond series are harvested very late and carefully checked for defects by hand and washed under fresh spring water. It is then dried in the sun for about 7 days. Then fermented for another 30 days in very special temperature-controlled, shaded beds using the "double diamond" process. When the water content of 11 percent in the bean is reached, an in-house final anaerobic procedure of repeated heating and cooling leads to the crowning finish. This process is extremely labor intensive and results in an incomparable aroma.