Costa Rica- Hacienda Tobosi- Black Honey Process

Costa Rica- Hacienda Tobosi- Black Honey Process


BODY: Heavy


PROCESS: Black Honey (Fermented)

AMAZING UNIQUE COFFEE! The Black Honey process is a drying process where part of the cherry remains on the bean and is covered while drying. The Honey name is a bit misleading because people tend to associate honey with bees or a honey-like flavor profile. Instead, the term ‘honey’ relates to the ‘mucilage’ (sticky substance) left on the coffee bean.

During the honey process the producer will use a hand-roller which gives them full control of the level of mucilage left on the beans. This process is the most complex, laborious and expensive way to produce green coffee, but it results in a rich-bodied, flavorful coffee unlike any other.

Hacienda Tobosi is located in the El Guarco, Cartago region of Costa Rica. The region with its rich, fertile soil and perfect micro-climate is widely recognized for its high-quality coffee. The Arabica bean produced in this region yields a coffee with an excellent body, medium acidity and singular aroma. The farmers planted specific varieties to optimize the farming conditions of the different sections of the farm.

The farms are managed with friendly cultural practices and quality controls based on environmental protection. Each lot is tended to with special care including soil and foliar analyses to define the nutrients needed for the optimal development. A forest nursery was also created in the farm to provide the ideal shade trees for the microclimate. 

Hacienda Tobosi has produced many award-winning coffees. In 2017 won 1st place in the Costa Rica Cup of Excellence and in 2018 2nd place.

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