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Horsham Coffee Roaster: Costa Rica, El Higuito, Honey Process

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From Horsham Coffee Roaster:

We are super excited about the first of our direct relationship Costa Rican coffees from the 2019 harvest. We source our Costa Rican coffees directly through Selva Coffee, a small exporter from Costa Rica.

This coffee comes from a small family farm that has been producing speciality coffee since 2016. Luis and his wife Rosemary started their micro mill, Montanas de Oro in 2016 to enable them to process small microlots from their 2 hectare farm in the Leon Cortez region of Tarrazu. They grow both Caturra and Catuai and produce a range of different microlots that include washed, honey and naturals.

We selected a honey processed lot from a range of samples sent to us just after the harvest. This one really stood out with great balance and excellent sweetness and fruit character.

The coffee for this microlot was first hand harvested to select only perfectly ripe cherry. After harvesting the cherry is left to rest in large tanks overnight. In the morning the cherry is depulped to remove just a small amount of fruit. The idea is to leave a significant amount of mucilage on the coffee, sometimes referred to as a 'red honey' process. After the pulping stage the coffee was dried on raised beds. To avoid over fermentation the coffee was turned every 30 minutes to ensure even drying and to prevent the build up of mould. The total drying time took approximately 12 days.

Farm/Coop: El Higuito
RECYCLABLE Packaging: YES
Altitude: 1700 masl
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter, Black, With milk
Origin: Costa Rica, Central America
Region: Leon Cortez, Tarrazu
Process Method: Honey Process
Varietals: Caturra And Catuai

Roaster: Horsham Coffee Roaster

Brewing notes

This coffee works well with all filter brewers and espresso. For filter we recommend a 1 - 16 brew ratio, and for espresso a 1 - 2.5 brew ratio. Example: Filter: 15g - 250ml // Espresso: 18g - 45ml
RECYCLABLE Packaging: YES

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Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.