This Costa Rica is from Lad Lajos, a third generation organic farm in Central Costa Rica. This a honey processed coffee with a thick syrupy body. When you smell and taste it there is a natural sweetness followed by fruity notes that you often get from a natural processed coffee. We had the opportunity to visit this farm to source this coffee. It is grown by gracious family that cares deeply about the coffee they produce. Oscar and Francisca Chacon are masters of their craft and have been willing to push the boundaries in coffee growing and processing.
After the tragic loss of their father due to pesticide-caused illness in 1980, Oscar and Francisca made the conscious decision to do what their hearts told them was best for their family. The two began growing organically. This decision to grow organically was difficult at first because there were no premiums paid for organics at the time. The two risked financial stability. As pioneers, the Chacón family saw the value in building a healthier farm. Today, many farmers and cooperatives benefit from the risk Oscar and Francisca and other farmers took many years ago. Las Lajas was one of the first farms to produce organic coffee and remains one of the only certified-organic farms in Costa Rica.
We had the privilege to visit their beautiful farm and fell in love with this Costa Rican. It is a natural processed and has a honey sweetness followed with a bit of fruitiness. This is sold in 10 oz bags and worth every penny!