Costa Rica Don Mayo El Llano

Costa Rica Don Mayo El Llano


We’re excited about this one from Don Mayo’s micro mill, one of the oldest of the micro mills in Costa Rica, starting back in 2003. This particular lot is from El Llano, or "Llano Bonito de Leon Cortes". This West Valley farm sits between 1650 and 1900 meters, and planted in Caturra and Villa Sarchi cultivars, and placed top three for Coffee Of Excellence in 2009. They use a Penagos for washing at the station, efficient water conserving machine, dry parchment on raised beds, and then do all the dry milling themselves. That's part of the beauty of Don Mayo mill, is their ability to oversee the coffee processing from the time it is harvested to the milled green coffee.

Our roast has a scent of raw sugars like muscovado and demurara, and the wet aromatics smell like burned caramel. The brewed coffee shows caramelizing sugar flavors from hot to cool, similar to torched sugar on deserts. It's a sweet cup, and notes of toasted almond and toffee nut offer a nice counterpoint to this straight-forward sweetness.

This coffee is part of the 'Farm Gate' program from our friends at The Coffee Shrub, which means they have negotiated directly with the farmer, and guarantee prices that are at least 50%, and often more than 100%, over fair trade.

*** All prices are per pound ***

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