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El Potrero Black Honey

Costa Rica



Muscovado sugar, Orange, Plum

We’re featuring a Costa Rican lot this week, from producer Don Rudolpho Rivera. Grown in the valley of Tarrazu, this farm is situated in a beautiful scenic location, with green valleys as far as you can see. This particular lot is a black honey processed Bourbon, which is a processing method commonly used in Costa Rica. The reason it’s so popular is the conservation of water. Honey-processed lots consume a lot more water than traditional washed methods and also add a certain flavour to the coffees which give them a unique profile.

  • Farm/Mill: El Potrero, Puente Tarrazu
  • Region: Santa Cruz de Leon Cortes
  • Variety: Bourbon
  • Process: Black Honey
  • Altitude: 1600 masl
  • Harvest Date: April 2021
  • Roast Date: April 2022