Costa Rican Coffee
Very berry, Cocoa, sweet, and clean
MICROLOT COFFEE: Our Single Origin Microlot Coffees are sourced from high-end limited-edition lots and are traceable down to an individual producer
ARABICA COFFEE: Our Single Origin Coffees are made from 100% Arabica coffee beans.
FLAVOR FIRST: We source all our coffee to achieve specific taste notes. Our Costa Rican Microlot tastes of Cocoa, Toffee, Lemon, with a Sweet and Clean body.
ALWAYS FRESH: The coffee you're enjoying right now, was only recently harvested from our favorite coffee farms.
ABOUT THE COFFEE:
These coffee beans shine with cocoa and fruity undertones due to their natural processing methods. We find this coffee exceptionally well balanced and not overpowering in winey fruit flavor like some naturals from the region.
Very berry, cocoa, toffee
Alma Negra (Natural)
Costa Rica / Las Lajas
1,400 - 1,600 masl
This exquisite microlot is from the Las Lajas farm and third generation coffee producers Oscar and Francisca Chacón.
Las Lajas is set apart from the rest due to its meticulous and unique processing methods, such as the “Alma Negra,” and “Black Diamond.”
In 2005, after years of delivering their cherry to a cooperative for the going market price, Oscar and Francisca decided to join the brand-new "micromill revolution" and buy their own depulper to have more control over the quality and the price they received for their lots.
The decision to create their own micromill and experiment with new flavor profiles and processing methods is why we love Las Lajas so much. This is our second year of sourcing coffee from Las Lajas, and we could not be more thrilled. Their coffee has made it into our super popular Holiday Blend, and now will be represented as its own Single Origin on our site.
About Alma Negra Process
Alma Negra is a process developed by Oscar and Francisca Chacón at Las Lajas. This is a Natural process where the coffee dries inside a greenhouse for 2-3 days while constantly moving. It is then transferred to raised beds during the day to dry in the sun, returned to the greenhouse at night, and piled up to slow down the curing and drying process.
The Alma Negra process gives this coffee its big, bold berry flavor, and we are so excited to share this one with you!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the roast date printed?
Yes, our roast date is printed on the bottom of each bag.
Is the coffee roasted to order?
Yes, we currently roast all orders twice a week (Tuesday and Saturday).
Is coffee seasonal like produce?
Just like produce, coffee can have multiple seasons and harvests depending on the country of origin. We source all our raw materials during the current and optimal season.
Where do you currently source your coffee from?
Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Costa Rica, Sumatra, Honduras, Nicaragua
This Costa Rican Coffee is one of their best ones.
I'm sold on this Costa Rican coffee. The grower, Las LaJas, really knows what they are doing, and the taste shows it. It has a rich multidimensional taste that's hard to find. I like the hints of toffee and cocoa, topped with some tart lemon. I haven't tasted beans as complex as this from anyone, and I've tried a lot of brands and varieties.
Costa Rican beans with flavor
My first cup of Costa Rican coffee was disappointing and for years I stayed away from Costa Rican beans. Now that Coffee Bros light roast is my favorite light bean, I decided to try their Costa Rican. Wow, another hit!
Very amazing coffee
This coffee is very fresh and good. I will order again after I finish the coffee this time purchased.
Very tasty! We grind the beans and pour over to get the freshest taste. This coffee is a great morning cup!
Great flavor profile
I really like this coffee. My wife and I visited a Costa Ricaan (sp?) coffee operation a few years back during a cruise of the Panama Canal, and I have been hooked on the flavor of this region ever since. Hard to describe, but it is a very crisp tasting coffee. Most lower acidity coffees leave a kind of weird aftertaste. Costa Ricaan coffee has a higher acidity due to the elevation and soil it was grown in. If you drink your coffee black, you know what I'm describing. This coffee is a little pricey, though. Other than that, great taste and quality!