Costa Rica, Finca Principe Azul - SL-28



Variety SL-28
Process Yellow Honey
Altitude  1300 -1600 masl
Harvest Jan - April
Flavours Cola l Toffee l Chocolate


Back again for another year this is often the only pure SL-28 Variety lot I bring in. This year I feel like it is THE archetype of this variety. The Honey Process at Principe Azul is top notch adding to both the honey like mouthfeel and sweetness of the cup.

This gem of a coffee is super smooth and easy to drink. It makes me see warm, rich yellow and soft brown. Reminds me of Cola, Toffee and Chocolate.

From the importer, Cafe Imports:

Cerro San Luis Micromill is a family business run by two siblings and their spouses, who own and operate both farms and a small mill in Grecia, in the West Valley. In the interest of improving their quality and remaining competitive, they have focused on growing different varieties, and about 4 years ago they replaced their older stock with 10 or more different types of coffee, including Caturra, Red and Orange Bourbon, SL-28, Catuai, Villa Sarchi, and Maragogype. 

The family's farms are adjacent to one another, but the plots are given separate names for lot separation purposes, and the mill is located at the family home, just a few miles away.

After harvesting, the cherry is brought right to the family home, where they are able to do a variety of different processes, from washed and honeys to natural. As is common at mills in Costa Rica, at Cerro San Luis the type of honey is decided by how much mucilage is left on the coffee after depulping.



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