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Don Joel San Roque

Regular price$26.00 Sale price

Don Joel San Roque

Regular price$26.00 Sale price
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COMPLEX CITRUS  /  APRICOT  /  COLA  /  JUICY

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This season we’ve committed to buying some of Allan’s SL San Roque (it's not quite SL28, but a variation of that variety). This is a variety that's now six years old and is tasting beautiful in the cup. Very much reminiscent of a Kenya style of coffee, with a bright and complex citric acidity, there is a savoury undertone that reminds us of cola or tonic, adding an interesting, refreshing layer into this coffee.


Don Joel
Varietal San Roque
Process Yellow Honey
Farm Finca La Cumbre
Producer Allan Oveido
Geography
San Luis de Grecia, West Valley, Costa Rica
Rosso Direct  

We have purchased coffee from Allan Oveido and his Micro-mill, Don Joel, since 2015. It's actually one of the first producers we purchased coffee from directly at Rosso. Based in the West Valley of Costa Rica, Allan and his family operate around 20 hectares of coffee production and produce the bulk of it as honey process. He's very talented with his honey coffee, showing great aromatics, fantastic flavour perception and deep, heavy tactile sensations.

Every year that we've visited (2019 being the most recent), Allan has added new innovations and technologies to the Micro-mill, which is so positive for us to see. It's really rewarding to see re-investment in quality, efficiency and standard of life, upon our re-visits to origin. If our producing partners are improving, that in theory should mean that we continue to improve!

This particular coffee is special to us for a few reasons. First and foremost, the seven year old trees are producing nice yields with high quality flavour. The reason this is special is because we saw these exact trees just months after they were planted during our first visit to the Don Joel Micro-mill and Allan's farm, La Cumbre. So in an interesting parental sense, we've seen this coffee grow up and, now, we're seeing the incredible flavour profile it shows in the cup. A really special experience for our team at Rosso.

A honey processed coffee is pulped, meaning the cherry is spliced open and the mucilage inside is exposed. Rather than cleaning it all off the seeds using water to rinse, the coffee is brought to dry covered in this mucilage. This will lead to increased sweetness with jammy or honey-like body. For this yellow honey process, half of mucilage is left on with the coffee seeds to dry. No intentional fermentation stage occurs.

Once your order is received, it will be processed and shipped in 1-3 days.

Free delivery in Calgary for orders over $20.
Free delivery within Canada for orders over $50.

We source directly from producers when we can to make sure the most profit gets to the farmer. Our sourcing values are shown through our icons on each of our coffee labels and on the back of our coffee bags.

Our 340g and 2lb coffee bags are made entirely of from plant materials and breakdown in a relatively short period of time.

Can I put my used bag in the city compost?
Putting these bags in the city of Calgary's compost is not recommended, due to the current processing facility. However, you can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost (see further down the page for for info).

Alternative
These bags will break down 90% faster in the landfill than the majority of coffee bags on the market.

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Composting Biotrē Bags

Biotre bags are made 100% from plant based material.

Biotre bags are made 100% from plant based material.

Both the manufacturing and disposing process is better for the environment.

You can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost, which will break down within 12 weeks.

You can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost, which will break down within 12 weeks.

Dispose of the sugar cane lining in the garbage afterward where it will continue to break down.

Dispose of the sugar cane lining in the garbage afterward where it will continue to break down.

After 12 weeks, only the inner lining should be left.