LIGHTER ROAST | Natural Processed | Star Jasmine | Passion fruit | Wild Honey | Cocoa nib
We've been buying special lots directly from our friends at Las Lajas since Jay first traveled to meet Dona Francisca and her husband Oscar Chacon and visit their world renowned farm and micromill in 2017. The word has gotten out about these pioneers in coffee - but we're lucky to secure some of their best and rarest lots every year. Our roast just rated an exceptional 95 points by Coffee Review. This is a fruit forward and floral coffee crafted for home pourovers & connoisseurs looking for a naturally sweet & juicy cup.
"A juicy, vibrantly balanced, deeply fruit and floral-toned natural Costa Rica, powerfully aromatic." Coffee Review, July 2023
Elevation: 1450 meters
About the farm and producers
Dona and Oscar of Las Lajas are 3rd generation coffee producers. They own and manage their micro mill, Las Lajas, and specialty coffee farms in different regions of the foothills of the Poas volcano in the Central Valley of Costa Rica.
Oscar Chacon’s grandparents started what is now Las Lajas in 1948. Over time, Oscar and Francisca inherited the farms and therefore became coffee producers. In 2000, they started processing coffee themselves at the Las Lajas mill, largely focusing on yellow, red and black honey processed coffee. However, on February 8, 2008, the Cinchona earthquake struck and significantly impacted the area. After a week without drinking water or electricity, they realized they needed to figure out how to process their harvest since they were unable to produce washed or honey coffee. Eventually, they decided to process the coffee naturally, resulting in their now famous natural processed microlots.
So what is a the SL28 varietal?
Kenya SL28 coffee is a specific variety of coffee that iwas originally grown in Kenya. SL28 refers to the cultivar or coffee plant variety, which was developed in the 1930s by Scott Laboratories in Kenya. It is known for producing high-quality coffee with distinct flavor characteristics. Kenya SL28 coffee is often praised for its bright acidity, complex fruity and floral notes, and a wine-like taste profile. It has gained a reputation as one of the finest coffees in the world and is highly sought after by coffee enthusiasts.