We have just welcomed back one of our favourite coffees from the Las Lajas Mill in Costa Rica! We were fortunate enough to visit this mill at the beginning of the year to witness the process first hand. The mill is owned by the Chancon family - their process is focused on very high quality and as a result is very labor intensive and costly. This particular coffee is processed using the black honey method, which means that an amount of flesh is left on the coffee bean and left to dry under the sun, which in turn imparts flavours and adds complexity to the coffee. These coffees can taste dramatically different to many of our other washed process coffees (where the flesh is completely removed) that we roast in store. With this process they are able to use only one cubic metre of water per day, so it has environmental benefits too!
Ever wondered how coffee is traded in Colombia? Click the picture to find out.
We are working in direct partnership with four farms in Colombia so we can ensure the quality of our beans and to help re-investment into the infrastructure of the farms to ensure sustainability and fairer working practices.