Costa Rica - El Higuito Honey
Costa Rica - El Higuito Honey Costa Rica - El Higuito Honey
£9.00 GBP

Tasting Notes: Red Apple, Lemonade, Caramel with a creamy milk chocolate body


Brewing: This coffee works well with all filter brewers and espresso. For filter we recommend a 1 - 16 brew ratio, and for espresso a 1 - 2.5 brew ratio.

Filter: 15g - 250ml // Espresso: 18g - 45ml

This is one of our Relationship Coffees. Read more about this in our 2018-2019 Transparency Report.

We are super excited about the first of our direct relationship Costa Rican coffees from the 2019 harvest. We source our Costa Rican coffees directly through Selva Coffee, a small exporter from Costa Rica.

This coffee comes from a small family farm that has been producing speciality coffee since 2016. Luis and his wife Rosemary started their micro mill, Montanas de Oro in 2016 to enable them to process small microlots from their 2 hectare farm in the Leon Cortez region of Tarrazu. They grow both Caturra and Catuai and produce a range of different microlots that include washed, honey and naturals.

We selected a honey processed lot from a range of samples sent to us just after the harvest. This one really stood out with great balance and excellent sweetness and fruit character.

The coffee for this microlot was first hand harvested to select only perfectly ripe cherry. After harvesting the cherry is left to rest in large tanks overnight. In the morning the cherry is depulped to remove just a small amount of fruit. The idea is to leave a significant amount of mucilage on the coffee, sometimes referred to as a 'red honey' process. After the pulping stage the coffee was dried on raised beds. To avoid over fermentation the coffee was turned every 30 minutes to ensure even drying and to prevent the build up of mold. The total drying time took approximately 12 days.

This is stunning example of a high scoring Costa Rican honey process coffee. 

Varietal –  Caturra and Catuai 
Preparation – Honey
Location – Leon Cortez, Tarrazu
Altitude – 1700 masl

We recommending buying whole bean coffee and grinding before brewing. We also sell 250g bags pre-ground. 1kg bags are available as wholebean only.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews

Great coffee with a lingering caramel finish. Works perfectly with both espresso and filter brewing. Many thanks again Dudley for your kind explanation about the roasting process.

Great tasting coffee - any time of day

Such a clean vibrant tasting coffee - I love the coffee made with an AeroPress - or cafetiere using freshly ground beans.


Costa Rica - El Higuito Honey

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