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Horsham Coffee Roaster - Costa Rica Las Lajas Perla Negra - natural

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Tasting notes: Rich dried fruit and berry flavours. Lots of character, a real fruit burst!

Dona Francisca and Don Oscar Chacon of Las Lajas micromill are third-generation coffee producers in their family. They inherited their farms from their grandparents, and are known for being among the first to process high-quality Honeys and Naturals in Central America, and for participating in the Cup of Excellence auction in 2009.

Las Lajas is an organic micromill located in Sabanilla de Alajuela in the Central Valley region of Costa Rica. Las Lajas processes coffee from their family farms. Water use is minimal as they focus on 'honey' processing methods. This involves leaving 100% of the coffee mucilage (fruit) on the cherry during the drying process. The 'Alma Negra' version is turned just a few times per day. The resulting cup is 'funky' with rich dried fruit and berry notes!

Altitude: 1450 masl
Farm/Coop: Las Lajas
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter, With milk
Origin: Central America/Costa Rica - Sabanilla de Alajuela
Process Method: Natural (Dry)
Tasting Notes: Rich dried fruit and berry flavours. Lots of character, a real fruit burst!
Varietals: Caturra and Catuai

When do we roast and post your coffee?

Single origin coffees are roasted on Mondays and Thursdays.

All our web orders are shipped next working day via Royal Mail Tracked 48 or Interlink Express. Delivery is charged at a flat fee of £2.75 with free delivery on orders of £15 or more.

To preserve quality, we are only able to ship whole bean coffee.

Delivery prices to United Kingdom

Collection locations (Free)

  • Horsham Roastery - By appointment ONLY: Unit 14a, Church Lane Estate, Church Lane, Plummers Plain, West Sussex, RH136LU - (please email/phone beforehand)

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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.