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Foundry Coffee Roasters: Costa Rica, Las Lajas, Natural

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From Foundry Coffee Roasters:

This is natural processed coffee at it's very best. In the cup you can expect a wonderfully balanced coffee with notes of papaya, plums and a smooth chocolate finish. Complex and elegant, this coffee is guaranteed to put a huge smile on your face.

Brewing Guide

V60 - 11.5g dose, 2:25 brew time.

Aeropress - 14.5g dose, 2:55 brew time.

Espresso - 18g > 36g in 38 seconds, including a 6 second pre-infusion using flat burrs.

 

Following on from our hugely popular Finca San Francisco last harvest, we are proud to bring this amazing coffee to you.

Oscar and Francisca Chacon are almost unique in Costa Rica, as they are one of the only micro millers to still produce certified organic coffee. Whilst many Costa Rican coffee farmers have stopped producing organically, the Chacon family have remained true to their principles. Their passion for coffee has led them to experiment with different honey and natural processes and consequently the Las Lajas brand has become famous in the specialty coffee sector.

The Alma Negra natural process begins with a selective harvest, where only the ripest cherries that have brix measurements of more than 18% are picked. Once picked, the cherries are washed to remove floaters and transferred to patios for drying. The cherries are then moved intermittently over a period of 22 - 27 days, depending on weather conditions.

The coffees that are processed at Las Lajas are all delivered from family-owned farms. Oscar and Francisca are continually working to develop new processing techniques, to ensure that they are producing a cup that truly expresses the delicacy and complexity of their coffees.

Farm/Coop: Las Lajas
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter, Stove Top
Origin: Costa Rica, Central America
Region: Central Valley, Sabanilla, Poas
Owner: Oscar And Francisca Chacon
Process Method: Natural (Dry)
Tasting Notes: Notes of papaya, plums and a smooth chocolate finish
Varietals: Caturra And Catuai

Roasting and delivery information

We roast to order and at least three times per week. We will ship your order on our roasting day as long as it is received by the day before.

We use Royal Mail 1st class post in especially designed, letterbox friendly packaging.

Delivery prices to United Kingdom


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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.