Santa Lucia White Honey - Costa Rica
Santa Lucia White Honey - Costa Rica
Santa Lucia White Honey - Costa Rica
Santa Lucia White Honey - Costa Rica
Santa Lucia White Honey - Costa Rica

Santa Lucia White Honey - Costa Rica

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Coffee, Costa Rica, Filter Coffee, Orange, QOrange

Apricot | Orange | Brown Sugar

  • Country: Costa Rica
  • Region: Naranjo
  • Farmer: Ricardo Perez Barrantes
  • Elevation: 1,750 meters above sea level
  • Processing: White honey, dried on tiered raised beds
  • Varietals: Typica, Villalobos, Caturra

Ricardo Perez has been growing coffee at Finca Santa Lucia for nearly 30 years. In 2007, he partnered with some neighbouring farmers to open a community mill which they named Helsar de Zarcero. As one of the first small-scale mills to open in the West Valley, they have become known to coffee growers throughout the region as a place where they can sell their coffee cherries and have them processed to maximize their quality. As more mills have opened, the team at Helsar have been processing coffee from over 30 neighbouring farmers. Always looking for new ways to grow, Ricardo has invested in a cascara production plant, creating a sanitary space for the husks of the depulped coffee cherries to be dried and pasteurized. We proudly serve his cascara in the cafes and it can also be bought on our online store. This is an incredibly unique facility, and it produces dried coffee cherry husks for tea, nutritional supplementation, and even for dyes. Ricardo’s latest project is a massive farm expansion, a nursery of dozens of experimental varieties, and an even smaller mill for producing smaller and more unique microlots.

This lot of lightly honeyed typica, villalobos and caturra comes from Ricardo’s own Santa Lucia farm, which he named after his eldest daughter. The white honey process lets the varieties shine through, making a sweet and juicy cup.

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We want to draw your attention to a subtle change on our labels, all of our labels now include both filter and espresso symbols.  The reason for this is simple:  all of our coffees have been prepared so that they are well suited to any brewing method.  Different brewing methods will highlight different aspects of our coffees, making each brew unique.  We will continue to classify any coffees we deem especially suited for brewing espresso.


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