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Las Lajas Black Honey by Oscar Chacón

Las Lajas Black Honey by Oscar Chacón


Costa Rica

  • Notes: Macerated strawberry, creme de cassis, cherry, plum w/ dark chocolate.
  • Process: Black Honey
  • Score: 86
  • Varietal: Catuai, Caturra
  • Altitude: 1500-1700masl

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More About Las Lajas Black Honey by Oscar Chacón

Oscar Chacón Solano is the producer at Las Lajas, a farm located on the volcanic soils of Sabanilla de Alajuela, Costa Rica at an elevation of 1500-1700masl. They make a compost-like organic fertiliser, using the pulp from coffee processing and other waste from nearby mills. This is further supplemented with liming amendments and minerals.

Only 100% ripe cherries with a high sugar content are harvested manually before making the trip to the Las Laja mill and separated into micro-lots for processing.

This black honey lot is first pulped, then dried on African beds over 15-20 days. During the first two days, the beans are not moved, but after that, periodic movements (3 to 4 times a day) are done to decrease the coffee's humidity.