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Our current The Fields: Sasaba Natural, Ethiopia
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Our current Fields: Finca Calle Lajas, Costa Rica
Cranberry, Clove, Muscovado
Caturra & Catuai
Our latest version of The Fields marks the fourth year we have purchased coffee produced at the ground-breaking Las Lajas micromill. Producers Oscar and Francisca Chacón are steadfastly committed to innovation and preserving their natural environment, resulting in an exceptional range of flavour possibilities. Constantly adapting to the growing challenges of climate change the Las Lajas micromill is one of only a few certified organic mills in Costa Rica. In pioneering different honey and natural process they are able to reduce their use of water and limit their environmental impact.
The Las Lajas micromill is located in Sabanilla de Alajuela, within Costa Rica's Valle Central region. The mill processes the coffee grown on The Chacón's surrounding farms, inherited from their grandparents, and is infamous for offering a unique range of processing methods. With an earthquake in 2008 limiting their water supply Oscar and Francisca Chacón took inspiration from Brazilian producers and implemented natural and pulped-natural processes to immediate affect. Refining this approach further they now offer Yellow, Red & Black Honey lots as well as three different styles of natural process.
Regardless of the process, each lot starts with perfectly uniform cherries measured by Brix sugar content prior to picking. Naturals go straight to drying patios whilst the honey processes are pulped and then moved to the drying beds with their layer of mucilage intact. Definitions of honey process colours can often vary between producers with Las Lajas choosing to define theirs by time and attention to turning throughout the process. Their Yellow Honey lots are turned hourly on drying beds, Red Honey lots rotated only a few times daily whilst the Black Honey's will be turned once per day. This influences the time taken to dry and the colour the parchment appears with different exposure to the sun.
This Red Honey lot of Caturra and Catuai varieties is adventurous and complex. Almost the perfect Autumnal coffee with flavour notes of berries, dried fruit, and warming spice.