Las Lajas Micromill - Black Diamond
Orange pith, lemonade, lime juice, super citrus, on the nose it’s fruit cake
Variety: Villa Sarchi
Process: Black Diamond Natural
Region: Costa Rica, Alajuela
Farm: Finca Calle Liles, Francisca and Oscar Chacón
Mill: Las Lajas Micromill
The drying process takes more attention than the rest of their Naturals. Since it’s a slow drying process, they need to constantly check on the temperature and movement of the beans so they don’t get heated. What they’re aiming for with this process is slow dehydration, slower than usual, not allowing the temperature to rise abruptly, and everything under control measures. Oscar explained that the concept comes from the process of drying coffee seeds for nursery, slowly drying them without compromising the embryo; a passive drying process.