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San Juanillo Red Honey

San Juanillo Red Honey

Origin: Costa Rica

Producer: Tomas Gutierrez / Allan Vargas

Tasting Notes: Red Apple | Toffee | Cocoa

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Roasted In Sussex

Our roastery is in Burgess Hill, West Sussex and all our coffee is roasted on our Loring Roaster.

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Brew Recipe

This coffee works well for all brew methods. 

Filter: Dose 15g-16g, water 250g. 
Espresso: Dose 18 gram to 40-42 gram yield over about 30 seconds. 

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  • About San Juanillo Red Honey | Costa Rica

    This Red Honey processed coffee was hand-harvested from the Marsallesa varietal trees on the farm. Tomas and Allan employ a team of highly skilled pickers who are paid a premium for selecting only the ripest cherry.

    After harvesting, the coffee is transported to the Patalillo micro mill. The coffee cherry is floated in a fermentation tank to remove any defective cherry. The cherry is then fermented for 12-16 hours after the flotation process. This kickstarts the natural fermentation process, and tests indicate that this can contribute to better flavours in the cup.

    After resting the coffee is pulped to remove the outer layer of fruit and the coffee is taken directly to raised drying tables for an initial two day drying period. The raised tables allow the coffee to dry quickly with better airflow; this reduces the chances of mould growth and allows the mucilage to dry enough that it will stick to the outer parchment layer of the beans. The coffee is then moved to concrete patios for drying. They call this process red honey as the amount of mucilage and speed of drying tend to cause the mucilage to dry as a deep, vibrant red colour.

  • Coffee Info

    Tasting Notes: Red Apple | Toffee | Cocoa
    Processing Method: Red Honey
    Varietal: Marsallesa
    Importer: Horsham Coffee Roaster / IAC

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Costa Rica San Juanillo farm

The Producer

San Juanillo farm

Tomas Gutierrez and Allan Vargas bought the farm in 2007 with the intention of regenerating the landscape and soil and planting new and exciting varieties. We first bought coffee from San Juanillo farm in 2019 and have visited several times. They grow various varietals using natural farming methods that encourage insect and bird life.

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Coffee Origin

Costa Rica 🇨🇷

Costa Rican farmers are known for their tendency to experiment with various post harvest processing method and for planting rare and interesting coffees, such as SL-28 and Geisha. We've been buying our Costa Rican coffees direct from the same producers for several years with the help of Selva coffee.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews



San Juanillo Red Honey


Very nice smooth but deep flavour . Prob prefer the Peruvian we bought as same time but still very nice .. aeropress with hot milk..Well done HCR again

The perfect morning tonic

I found this to be a lovely fragrant, flavoursome coffee that is rich in taste, but not bitter or overly strong. The kind of morning coffee that you can just sink in to and enjoy.

Excellent coffee

Freshest coffee I’ve had in a while