This coffee comes to us from the farms and Las Lajas Micromill of Dona Francisca and Don Oscar Chacon in Sabanilla de Alajuela, Costa Rica.
Named after its method of processing, Alma Negra, which means “Black Soul”, is just one of many natural and organic coffees produced at the Las Lajas Micromill. When processing this particular coffee Dona Francisca and Don Oscar Chacon leave the red fruit of the coffee cherry intact during the drying process. As the cherry dries the fruit shrivels and turns black, allowing the sugars from the fruit to endow the coffee bean inside with spectacular fruit notes, sweetness, and unique character.
This beautiful and unique method of processing coffees is something that the Chacon family has worked tirelessly to perfect and advance over the years. Through innovation and dedication to environmentally sustainable practices they have built their micromill into an oasis for natural and organic coffees in a region that rarely produces either. Over the years, their coffees have become a fixtures in our stores that never fail to entice and excite.
Expect a sweet, syrupy cup with notes of blood orange, kiwi, and juicy tangerine accompanied by a crisp, citrus acidity and full body.
- Crisp citrus
- 1500 m