December coffee of the month comes from third-generation coffee producers, best known for being among the first to produce honey coffees in Costa Rica.
Honey processing does not involve honey. With the green coffee bean (seed of the coffee fruit). There is a sticky, sugary layer beneath the skin is called the mucilage. In honey processing, the skin is removed but the mucilage is left on the seed to dry. It is the sticky texture and the golden amber colour of the mucilage reminiscent of honey that led coffee producers to name this method the honey process.
Mild, sweet and soft citric acidity and a smooth mouthfeel; strawberry, chocolate and citrus fruit flavours
Sabanilla De Alajuela,
Finca Los Angeles, Costa Rica
Q GRADE SCORE:
87 - Excellent