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Artisan Roast - Toño - Costa Rica - Honey Process

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A syrupy and stylish honey processed coffee from Costa Rica. Pineapple, Peach and Persimmon combine with butter and caramel.

The collective Aguilera family own a number of small farms across the West Valley in Costa Rica and process them at their micro-mill. This particular micro-lot,Toño, is Los Robles de Naranjo, north of the family's main base in Naranjo town. Like the majority of the coffee from the Aguileras, this is a yellow honey process where a little water is used to assist pulping of the cherries and any additional fermentation is kept to a minimum. This produces an accessible and interesting balance of clarity, sweetness and flavour where fermentation and process sit harmoniously with terroir.

This particular micro-lot is a Villa Sarchi, a bourbon cultivar selected from a natural mutation in the West Valley itself. This example from Finca Toño leads with a dense sweetness as is so often the case with the best of the West Valley honey processed coffees. Alongside the sweetness there are a range of flavours to be found. Brewed as a filter sugar cane, fig, honey and dried apricot are the dominant flavours. These are supported by a medium intensity zesty mandarin acidity and more subtle characteristics including papaya and red berries.


Altitude: 1450m asl
Farm/Coop: Finca Toño
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter, With milk
Origin: Central America/Costa Rica - Los Robles de Naranjo, Valle Occidental
Varietals: Villa Sarchi

When do we roast your coffee?

We roast at least every Monday and Wednesday (roasting days). Our cut off for planning orders for roasting is 2pm on a roasting date. If an order is received after this cut off it will be prioritised on the next roasting day. Most items will be dispatched the next day (Tuesday and Thursday). If we cannot deliver the goods within this time we will tell you immediately and agree on another time for delivery. If we cannot agree on another time, we will offer you a refund. We use a range of different roaster sizes so we can batch roast exactly what we need for that day. This means that no coffee will leave our roastery older than the previous working day.

Delivery Method

We send your coffee by Royal Mail 1st Class post, which aims to deliver within 1 working day. This is not a guarantee but an aim. Royal Mail will not class an item as lost or missing for 15 working days. Please get in touch if you have not received your order within 7 working days of dispatch. For International delivery to Europe we use the Royal Mail International Standard service. This has a delivery aim of 5-10 days. For International delivery to World Zone 1 & 2 countries we use the Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed service. This has a delivery aim of 5-10 days.

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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.