The Solis family micro mill is a success story built on the foundation of the coffee producing culture of the growing region, Tarrazu. Managed by Ivan Solis, the mill specializes in buying freshly harvested coffee cherry from small local farms and turning them into stunning microlots. We love being able to work directly with La Aurora.
Ivan Solis is somewhat of a coffee magnate in the prestigious micro-region of Santa Maria de Dota - he seems to know about all the farms and people comprising his beloved, small town. However, Ivan had to struggle and earn his way into the position he is in now from extremely humble beginnings. His hard work ethic, passion, experience, and vision have brought him to create the Santa Fe wet mill with his wife and 3 children.
Rather than focusing on growing and harvesting coffee, Ivan and his family are post-processing specialists. They purchase coffee cherry from local producers at high prices than the local co-operative will typically pay. They then focus on producing interesting micro lots using honey and natural processing.
Harvesting & Processing
The La Aurora mico mill specializes in post processing using a range of natural and honey processing methods. This microlot was processed as a red honey by pulping the coffee and then drying on concrete patios. The mucilage dries to a red colour with a sticky honey like texture.