Costa Rica Don MayoComplex • Hard Candy • Maraschino Cherry •
In this espresso expect a complex fruit-forward cup with big cherry notes complemented by a hard candy sweetness and a soft, silky mouthfeel.
- Producer: Hector Bonilla & Family
- Country: Costa Rica
- Region: Leon Cortes, Tarrazu
- Elevation: 1950 m.a.s.l
- Variety: Catuai
- Processing Method: White Honey
- Roast Level: Light Espresso Roast
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In Costa Rica, Hector Bonilla and his family own and operate the Don Mayo micromill alongside a number of small farms in the surrounding region. Coffees grown and processed by the Bonilla family are frequently seen placing highly in the annual Costa Rica ‘Cup of Excellence’ competition, an indicator of the precision and care taken at all stages of the coffee producing process.
Owning their own micromill (where the coffee is processed) alongside the farms gives the Bonilla family complete control over their entire operation, allowing for more detailed lot separations and experimenting with different fermentation or drying methods.
This lot is from Bella Vista farm (meaning ‘great view’), located in the León Cortes micro-region in Tarrazu. It’s a white honey process, 100% catuai variety. A ‘Cup of Excellence’ winning farm, Bella Vista is representative of the superb coffee the Bonilla family are producing.
Brewing ratio: 18 grams of freshly ground coffee / Timer for 28 - 32 seconds / Pull 37 - 39 grams of liquid espresso / Grouphead at 200 - 201°F / 9 bars at machine gauge