COSTA RICA JAGUAR TARRAZÚ HONEY
- FLAVOR: Raspberry, Tropical Fruit, Honey, Milk Chocolate, Roasted Almond
- BODY: Medium
- ACIDITY: Bright
- PROCESS: Honey
About San Diego Mill
Beneficio San Diego is the most modern mill in Costa Rica. It was established in 1888 and has been innovating ever since. Today Beneficio San Diego specializes in coffees from Tarrazú and Tres Ríos regions. The mill takes pride in striving for ever increasing efficiency and quality standards. At the same time it has taken a leading role in working with producers to ensure good community relations and sustainable production.
About Honey Process
The honey process started in Costa Rica and has since spread to other countries in Central America. In this process some or all of the mucilage of the coffee cherry - or coffee honey - that coats the parchment is left on during the drying stage, giving the coffee a sweetness that resembles a natural.
As the average farm size of three hectares in the Tarrazú region, this unique honey coffee is produced by a community of farmers who deliver to the San Diego wet mill. These are carefully selected during the harvest, based on their farm condition and cherry ripeness.
This coffee was selected for its incredibly exceptional cup profile. Given the uniqueness and complexity of the honey process, no two honey coffees are alike. This craft process starts with the strict selection of perfectly ripe cherries, once the coffee is depulped the mucilage is left on allowing the natural sugars to enhance the coffees sweetness. The coffee is then dried on African beds or patios, allowing the coffee to dry in a slow and even way.
From the Green Coffee Supplier:
Our Costa Rica Jaguar Tarrazú Honey is one of our coffees with a purpose. The coffee is the same as San Diego Honey, but we are asking roasters to pay $.10/lb more - and Genuine Origin will match it - for the coffee to finance FUNDAZOO's program to protect Costa Rica's diminishing jaguar population.
FUNDAZOO is an organization that is actively involved in conservation through research, habitat management and education. Conservation activities include species exhibitions, natural history, guided tours and workshops for students. Reforestation and rehabilitation of the zoo, as well as the Conservation Center in Santa Ana. Also, FUNDAZOO actively works with Conservation Planning Specialist Group (CPSG) of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Range: The species is found from Mexico to northern Argentina, but has lost about 49% of its historical range, occurring at present in fragmented areas with the Amazon basing being.
Population status: Widespread. its larger stronghold.
Behavior: The largest species of Mesoamerica (42-100kg), it is active by day and night. Although it is a good climber and swimmer, it prefers to hunt on the ground. It has a diverse diet, preying on ﬁsh, reptiles (iguanas, turtles, caimans, etc.), medium to large mammals (pacas, tapirs, white-lipped peccary) and large birds. Females breed about every two years, having 1-4 kittens, being two the most common. In wildlife it can live about 15 years, while in captivity more than 20 years.
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Altitude 1200 - 1750
Smallholders & San Diego Mill
Caturra and Catuai
Jan - Mar '20