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Coffee of the Month: Costa Rica Altos del Abejonal Natural

Coffee of the Month: Costa Rica Altos del Abejonal Natural

January 2019

Woodlands Market proudly serves freshly brewed coffees from our local roasting partner, Equator Coffees. Join us as we highlight a different single-origin bean every month, each with a unique flavor profile.

January’s Feature:
Costa Rica Altos del Abejonal Natural

Tasting Profile:
Flavors of strawberry, peanut brittle, and creamy chocolate.

Altos del Abejonal is a farm and micro-mill located in Costa Rica’s beautiful Tarrazú growing region. This lot was evaluated while visiting Exclusive Coffees in San José, Costa Rica earlier this year. Exclusive’s founder, Francisco Mena, works with over 100 micro-mills scattered throughout Costa Rica’s major growing regions, offering training to producers and a platform for their coffees to be shared with coffee roasters throughout the world.

This Caturra variety lot was processed using the natural (or dry) method, where the coffee fruit is allowed to dry whole, resulting in smooth, intensely fruity flavors. Altos del Abejonal’s owner, Mauricio Vindas, single-handedly processes all of the farm’s coffee and has perfected the often-finicky natural processing method. This coffee’s meticulous processing has resulted in a sweet, complex and fruit-forward flavor profile that will keep you warm throughout the cold winter months.