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Costa Rica coffee

Coffee was the driving force behind much of the infrastructure in Costa Rica in the early 20th Century.

With an incredibly rich and biodiverse environment, Costa Rica has been at the forefront of speciality coffee for many years. With an abundance of water, washing the coffee was no problem for the Costa Ricans unlike some other coffee producing countries. Washed coffee’s have historically fetched a higher price as there are less defects and generally was always perceived as a higher quality coffee. This has paved the way for the coffee industry to implement a significant amount of infrastructure far longer than many other producing countries.

With an increase in micro mills around 20 years ago, Costa Rican coffee is extremely traceable, right back to the exact farm or lot. That said, it is now possible to highlight flavours from a particular crop that may have otherwise been diluted.

Honey processed coffee has also played a huge role in the Costa Rican coffee culture with many farmers adopting this method to produce more interesting coffee’s.

Costa Rican coffees have a soft sweetness, light in body and clean in cup. Mild in acidity and often possessing honey or molasses notes. Due to the traceability of many Costa Rican coffees, it is hard to group them all together as some of coffee’s are absurdly different. That said, Costa Rica is always a coffee I look out for on the menu as it pretty much always has some unique gem.

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Save as favourite Artisan Roast: Costa Rica, La Trinidad, Chumeca Micromill, Natural
from 250g: £10.00
Indulgence personified. This luscious fruit laden natural process coffee bursts with flavours of pomegranate, violet florals and sticky sweet cherries.
Save as favourite Outpost Coffee Roasters: Costa Rica, Hacienda Sonara, Natural
from 225g: £11.00
From Outpost Coffee Roasters: Hacienda Sonora is located in the Central Valley of Costa Rica at the foot of the Poas Volcano. The farm and mill cover approximately 100 hectares. This surface is divided into 45 hectares of shaded coffee lands, 35 hectares of wild forest reserve, and 20 hectares...
Save as favourite Blind Owl Coffee: Swiss Water Decaf: Costa Rica
from 250g: £7.00
From Blind Owl Coffee: With the use of a gentle and natural decaffeination process, this Costa Rican blend from El Cipres retains the quality taste and aroma you expect from your cup of coffee - ready to enjoy at any time of day without the caffeine. Name: Swiss Water Decaf...
Save as favourite Hundred House Coffee: Costa Rica, Las Lajas Micromill, Finca Calle San Juan, Red Honey
from 227g: £12.50
From Hundred House Coffee: Oscar and Francisca Chacon of Las Lajas Micromill are third-generation coffee producers who are committed to quality and innovation and are probably best known for being among the first to produce Honey and Natural coffees in Costa Rica in the 2000s. Las Lajas began producing honey...
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