We snapped most of this Costa Rican coffee up as soon as we tasted it at a coffee tasting in New York City with our partners at Royal Coffee. It's a sundried natural processed coffee so the cherries were kept on the beans and they infuse tons of sweetness and fruit flavors into the coffee. This is my favorite coffee of the year, so far, from Central America. It is most common to find sundried coffees from Ethiopia, but when farmers in other countries take the time and labor to re-create this process, the results can be just as successful. At Las Lajas they have brix meters to measure only the sweetest cherries to get separated as the "Alma Negra" lot, their highest honors. The high sugar content in the beans leave this coffee almost with a boozy aftertaste, which we are loving.
Costa Rica Las Lajas Alma Negra Natural Sundried: blackberry, raw sugar, boozy