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SUMP COFFEE

Costa Rica, Las Lajas // 8 oz

$20.00

SUMP COFFEE

Costa Rica, Las Lajas // 8 oz

$20.00

*Please note the Costa Rica is sold as an 8 oz bag.

Oscar and Francisca Chacon of Las Lajas Micromill are third-generation coffee producers. Las Lajas began producing natural processed coffees after an earthquake cut off the mill's access to water for several weeks. Oscar had heard that in Brazil and Ethiopia they use pulped-natural and natural techniques to process coffee, so he tried it with his harvest that year; and the rest, as they say, is history. The micromill is one of the only certified-organic mills in the area, and the Chacons take their environmental impact very seriously. As average temperatures rise and weather patterns change, the Chacons are considering adding more shade trees to their farm to moderate the heat, and to add irrigation systems to combat the inconsistent rainy seasons Costa Rica has had the past few years. To mitigate their water usage, Oscar uses a Penagos demucilager machine to depulp his coffee, which has cut the Chacon's water consumption down to almost nothing.
This is a very special coffee and story, representing the only coffee we have booked every year since 2012. The cup is tart, reminiscent of sweet tarts, with notes of raspberry and strawberry as it cools with a suggestion of mint or spearmint on the finish. Please enjoy this very special coffee.