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Costa Rica Naranjo Yellow Catuai Honey


Mango, orange marmalade and cascara, creamy body and a long honey finish

We visited Coop Naranjo in 2016 as part of our investment into cooperative coffee. Coop Naranjo located in the west Valley and counts 2,000 members. They have offered a micro lot program since 2006 that producers can join in which they receive agronomy and processes training and support.

They then need to fulfill the requirements of the Coop for their coffee to be considered as Micro Lot. Producers get an advance of Colones 110,000 in cash for their Micro lots.

These coffees are delivered directly to the coop, the other coffees (blends, commercial quality) is delivered in one of the 47 receiving centers. Most of it is delivered in cherries. The range of producers they are working with is quite big and diverse.
At the Coop, the Micro lots are dried on raised African beds. Yellow honeys are transported in water to the table (reason why they are classified as yellow honeys according to the coop standards).

The lots are not moved during the first night and then turned every 20 min. It takes 10 to 12 days to dry the honey processed. The region is structured by ‘Lomas’ which are hills. The Loma program gathers specialty quality beans to create regional tailor-made lots for customers.

Los Robles lots we have been buying for a few years are from the same program. Los Robls being one of the numerous hills.

Because of the small size of the harvest this year, the coop had to get coffees from a few Lomas (hills) to produce the lots.

That allowed us to continue committing to the same volume despite the harvest difficulties the producers have been coping with this year.

2 lots are available this year: red and and yellow catuai - yellow honey process

All our coffee is sold as whole beans, which we recommend for optimum flavour and freshness.
1600 masl
Yellow Honey
Coop Naranjo