||Costa Rica Don Mayo Finca La Loma Yellow Honey Caturra 2013
So this has a big long name – let me explain. Don Mayo is the micro mill name: this is where the coffee is milled and processed. The Finca La Loma bit is the farm name. It's very close to the mill and is owned by Hector Bonilla and his family. We will also have the coffee of another one of the family’s farms this year, which is right next door and called Bella Vista.
Finca La Loma is located at an altitude of 1,850-1900 metres in the Tarrazú region. This coffee is one of our new offerings and came from my Costa Rica trip in January 2013, and after working with them on the neighbouring coffee the last 2 years. The mill is world famous, winning many awards for its coffee, which are bought by many top buyers from around the world. I am very pleased to be one of them.
The farm was an amazing example of how a professional farm and mill should be. Everything at the mill is impeccably clean, tidy, and organised to the point of obsession. I think when it comes to running a good farm and mill it's okay to be obsessive about what you're doing. Little things like hats for the staff working in the mill, labels on the lots that are clear and readable; all very small and tiny things, but things that make the difference in quality. In the cup expect melted vanilla ice cream, both in flavour and in mouthfeel, mixed with a peachy acidty that is delicate and sweet. But this cup is all about the mouthfeel, so viscous and full.
Farm: Finca La Loma
Micro Mill: Don Mayo
Farmer: Hector Bonilla
City: Llano Bonito de León Cortes
Altitude: 1850-1900 masl
Processing System: Yellow Honey and sun dried
Medium to medium dark roast. My preference is just into second crack, first few pops then drop.
"Quick Look" Guide:
Melted vanilla ice cream, peaches, viscous, big mouthfeel.
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