This incredible microlot is from producer Jhonnathan Camacho, who is a descendant of one of the first coffee growers in the West Valley; his grandfather Rafael Camacho Vega. It is a Yellow Honey process lot, meaning the coffee cherries are pulped, but some of the mucilage is kept on the bean, giving it both a honey color and oftentimes a slightly sweet flavor.
Not all producers have mills, but thankfully, there are folks like the Mendez' to process the coffee once it's harvested! Oscar Mendez and his wife, Olga, have been producing coffee for many years; in fact, Genesis was one of the first micromills—not just in the West Valley, but in Costa Rica. Don Oscar and Doña Olga are leaders in their community. They believe in sharing their expertise and knowledge with other producers in order to make the community as a whole stronger.
Oscar and Olga buy cherry from farmers in the area, and mill and process the coffees at Genesis, while keeping the lots separate and identified. Producers can either simply pay for the milling services, or they can sell their cherry to the Mendezes, but the farm name is still always attached to the coffee to give it specific recognition.
Oscar uses patio space for drying washed coffees, and raised beds for honey and natural processes.
We pick up flavors of citrus, toffee & honey
Owner: Jhonnathan Camacho
Farm Name: Finca Desamparados
Varietals: Villa Sarchi, Caturra
Elevation: 1,450 metres above sea level
Processing: Yellow Honey
Region: Naranjo, West Valley
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