THE EXPLORER

DON JOEL THREE PROCESSES

$38.00
  • DON JOEL THREE PROCESSES

THE EXPLORER

DON JOEL THREE PROCESSES

$38.00
  • Description
This set contains three coffees, processed with varying styles. Slight processing changes result in huge differences in the flavor profile.
We had the opportunity this past February 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.

This is one of three lots we purchased from Allan this year and we're loving the flavour clarity. It's a black honey process, which means nearly 100% of the mucilage is left in tact with the coffee parchment. The name honey process comes from the intensity of the stickiness from that fruit pulp. As it dries, its important that its constantly rotated to promote even drying, and thats the case for the full seventeen days this coffee was dried - being rotated between raised African beds and shade covered patio.

This is the third 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: yellow honey, red honey and a natural process. Each of these coffees possess different flavour characteristics thanks to the variation in processing method.

Country: Costa Rica
Zone: West Valley
Producer: Allan Oveido
Farm: Finca La Cumbre
Mill: Don Joel Micro-Mill
Variety: Caturra
Elevation: 1550 - 1650 Meters
ProcessRed Honey
Tasting NotesFloral, Key Lime, Black Tea 
Process: Black Honey
Tasting NotesCreamy blackberry, Orange creamsicle
ProcessDry-Natural
Tasting NotesVanilla, Chocolate Dipped Berries