We’re so excited to introduce this beautiful new coffee from Finca La Alquimia in Costa Rica. This particular lot is an SL-28, the coveted varietal responsible for many of the great coffees coming out of Kenya. We love that this coffee displays characteristics of both countries with Kenya-like berry and cherry notes coupled with the floral and honey notes common to Costa Rica. Our La Alquimia is a yellow honey, meaning the coffee seeds were dried in partial fruit (which creates even more pronounced fruit flavors). It’s a beautiful example of the melding of varietal, origin, and a distinct processing method to create a unique and truly lovely cup of coffee. A must-try!
About: The Cerro San Luis Micromill and its affiliated farms (including Finca La Alquimia) are run by a pair of second-generation coffee-producing sisters and their husbands. The family’s farms are adjacent to one another and the micromill they share (Cerro San Luis) is located close by at the family home. They grow a multitude of varietals with the focus on producing unique and high quality microlots.