Hermosa Premium / Origin : Costa Rica (Subscription)
Producer: Cooperativa Dota R.L, Dota Valley
Varietal: Caturra and Catuai
Tasting notes: Caramel, honey, orange
Cooperativa Dota have transformed agricultural methods in the Los Santos area. Prior to their arrival the farmers had to take their crop a large distance to the wet mill for their coffee to be processed and a large proportion of the crop would spoil on the journey. The formation of the co-operative brought the expertise and funding to build their own local wet mill, preserving the quality of the coffee and allowing a higher price for the producers.
This honey processed (a semi-washed method meaning the coffee cherry is pulped to remove the flesh but not immediately washed so the sticky sugary mucelage layer imparts a
heavier sweetness into the bean) lot is all about the caramel, but there is a juicy citrus tang just to clean up the finish with a delicious lingering aftertaste.