February 08, 2019

Single Origin Release: Costa Rica Perla Negra

One of the only certified organic farms in Costa Rica, Las Lajas is located outside the town of Sabanilla in central Costa Rica. The owners, Francisca and Oscar Chacón, are third generation coffee producers known for their attention to detail in every step of production, most notably, their processing procedures. The 38 hectares of land are split into several sections that have unique microclimates and the coffees from each section are processed differently. This variance in processing creates noticeably different flavor profiles in the end product. The natural processing of the Perla Negra means the coffee cherry is left completely intact throughout the drying process, which tends to produce a heavier bodied, dried fruit sweetness. The coffees from Las Lajas have been a staple of our annual single-origin lineup for the last 6 years and we’re happy to bring this back for another year.