This 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 lemon with honey, rich caramel, toffee & citrus
Farm Name: Finca La Casita
Varietals: Villa Sarchi, Caturra
Elevation: 1,500 metres above sea level
Processing: Yellow Honey
Region: Cirri Sur, Naranjo, West Valley
A fully washed bean from the Cajamarca, this coffee is from one of the highest-quality cupping lot regions in all of Peru.
Notes: sweet with citric acidity and a smooth mouthfeel; chocolate, melon and almond flavor with an herbal aftertaste
Varietals: Bourbon, Caturra, Typica
Elevation: 1,200 to 2,200 meters above sea level
Processing: Fully washed and dried on raised beds
Notes: cherry, cocoa, clean, sweet, brisk, juicy, balanced
Farm: Various small farms through
Varietal: Castillo (60%), Colombia (20%), Caturra (20%)
Processing: Washed Process (Fermented for between 14-48 hours and sun dried or dried in guardiolas)
Altitude: 1,500 to 1,700 metres above sea level
Owner: Various small holder farmers
Town / City: Santuario
One of the oldest coffee estates in Brazil, family-owned Capim Branco was founded in 1901 by the Andrade Family. Capim Branco means "white grass", a name based on the fact these amazing, flowing coffee trees are covered in white flowers during flowering season.
Notes: well balanced, clean, bright-centered-cherry, creamy milk chocolates
Owner: Ismael & Eduardo Andrade
Varietals: 100% Yellow Catuai
Elevation: 1,100 meters above sea level