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Costa Rica La Cruz de Tarrazu Black Honey

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Costa Rica La Cruz de Tarrazu Black Honey

Regular price $25.00
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Farm: La Cruz de Tarrazú Mill

Varietal: Caturra & Catuaí

Processing: Honey Process, dried on African beds

Altitude: 1,655 to 1,697 metres above sea level

Owner: Zamora Picado Family

Town / City: El Rodeo

Region: Tarrazú

Tastes like: dark cacao, citrus fruits, and tropical nuts.

This Caturra & Catuaí lot was not only processed at the La Cruz de Tarrazú micromill but also grown entirely on farms owned by the Zamora Picado family.  The farms are maintained with the same attention to detail with which the family manages its mill. Contributing farms are: El Olivo, El Pino, El Pozo, El Alto y El Anono – each are named accordig to a feature of the landscape or their location (for instance, ‘El Pozo’ means ‘The Pond’ and ‘El Pino’ means ‘The Pine’

About Honey Processing:

‘Honey’ processing is a form of semi-washed process that is common across Costa Rica. Different designations of white, yellow, red and black honey are commonly used among Central and South American farmers and commonly refer to differences in:

  • the amount of mucilage left on the bean after pulping;
  • how the beans are dried (i.e. direct sunlight or shaded conditions);
  • the length of time and conditions under which the beans are dried.