Costa Rica

DON JOEL NATURAL

$27.50
  • DON JOEL NATURAL

Costa Rica

DON JOEL NATURAL

$27.50
  • Description
Think berries and chocolate when you drink this Natural. It has intense sweetness and screams out with berry tones.       
We had the opportunity this past February for the second time to visit Don Joel micro-mill and Finca La Cumbre and see the quality work that Allan was doing here in the West Valley. La Cumbre slopes the hillside surrounding Allan's micro-mill, named after his father, Don Joel. At La Cumbre, mango, banana and sweet lemon trees are used to shade Allan's coffee crop - mostly consisting of caturra.

From our first visit last year, to this year, we were pretty blown away by the self-improvements that Allan had conducted around the farm and the mill. In the farm, he planted 1500 SL-28 and 1500 Villalobos trees, which we've secured the production of the SL-28 this year! At the mill, he doubled the size of his green house and hand-built four-tiered African beds to better assist with drying parchment. Really excited about both of these investments and for the future of working with Allan.

Dry-natural coffees are usually known for their big body, high sweetness and being wonderful in cappuccinos. This coffee knocks those three points out of the park. In milk, it's incredibly sweet, with tones of red fruit cutting through, lots of butterscotch, vanilla and cashew. We are enjoying this coffee as a versatile option for filter or espresso.

This is the fourth year that Don Joel has been in operation as a micro-mill and his quality blew us away. We were very impressed with the cleanliness and attention to detail that Allan showcased with his coffees. We are so excited to have brought in three separate lots processed in different ways: black honey, red honey and a natural process. Each of these coffees possess different flavour characteristics thanks to the variation in processing method.

If you're interested in all three processing methods of Allan's coffee, follow this link here:

http://www.rossocoffeeroasters.com/products/don-joel

Country: Costa Rica
Zone: West Valley
Producer: Allan Oviedo
Farm: Finca La Cumbre
Mill: Don Joel
Variety: Caturra
ProcessDry-Natural
Elevation: 1550 - 1650 Meters

Tasting NotesVanilla, Chocolate Dipped Berries