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Costa Rica Yellow & Black Honey Set

Yellow Honey or Black Honey Process?These incredible microlots are from producer Jhonnathan Camacho, who is a descendant of one of the first coffee growers in the West Valley; his grandfather Rafael Camacho Vega. The Honey process means the coffee cherries are pulped, but some (yellow) or most (black) of the mucilage is kept on the bean, giving it a light to dark honey color and a sweeter, almost honey-like 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.

Medium Roast

We pick up flavors of toffee, honey and cashew

Owner: Jhonnathan Camacho

Farm Name: Finca Llano Bonito

Varietals: Villa Sarchi, Caturra

Elevation: 1,450 metres above sea level

Processing: Black Honey

 Region: Naranjo, West Valley

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