Costa Rica Sol Naciente Yellow Honey

Variety Catuaí
Process Yellow Honey
Altitude 1750 masl
Harvest Nov - Mar
Flavours Yellow Apple l Golden Raisin l Honey


Sol Naciente is back and we are super excited!! 

I have worked with Arturo in the past and his coffee is exceptional. He runs a small farm with his family in the Dota Valley in Terrazu. He is a master of the Honey Process drying on raised beds in greenhouses controlIng airflow, temperature & humidity. 

The Honey Process involves removing the seed from the coffee fruit, coffee is a fruit that grows like a cranberry, but leaving a portion of the mucilage behind. The amount of mucilage and the drying conditions determine the final outcome of the Honey Process that we define by the use of colours.

Black Honey has the most mucilage left on the seed while drying. Red Honey and Yellow Honey follow respectively reducing the amount of mucilage until White Honey where almost no mucilage is left on the seed. 

The Yellow Honey is soft like a Yellow Apple. The sweetness is beautiful, full of Honey flavour and there is a lovely Golden Raisin note that makes this coffee shine.

From Arturo:

In our first year, something jumped on my back, when I noticed note that it was a green frog, the frog is endangered, that motivated me to keep working our coffee so environmentally friendly until today, and we feel happy when we see our farm full of animals, full of life.

The area of the farm where the honey processing has more fruit trees and luminosity, this helps to achieve more photosynthesis process that is combined in nutrients, this leads to the honey process they develop is more sweet and add more complexity in the cup.


Imported by Forward Coffee
Price in CDN 7.58/lb
Number of bag purchased 1
Score  87