Costa Rica Don Mayo Finca La Loma Yellow Honey Caturra

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In the cup this makes me think of a creamy apricot fruit smoothie. There's loads of body and the sweetness of brown sugar, plus a wonderful long aftertaste of lingering deliciousness.

£4.60

DETAILS

Right then folks, listen up! It's a long coffee name right here, so please allow me to explain!

'Costa Rica' (I'm guessing you worked this out!) is the country it's from. 'Don Mayo' is the name of the micro mill where the coffee is milled and processed. 'Finca La Loma' is the farm that the coffee was grown on. 'Yellow Honey' is the processing method (if you want to learn a little more about processing, be sure to check out our processing videos). 'Caturra' is the varietal of coffee bean (you can find more information about Caturra in our varietal archive).

See, I told you it was all important stuff!

Finca La Loma is located at an altitude of 1,850–1,900 metres above sea level in the Tarrazú region of Costa Rica, and it's owned by Hector Bonilla and his family. We first had a chance to enjoy coffee from this awesome farm/mill combo in 2014, and I'm delighted to see it back for a third year. I came across it on my trip to Costa Rica in January 2013, because we were already working with the Bonilla family and their coffee from the neighbouring Finca Bella Vista.

The Don Mayo mill is somewhat of a celebrity in the world of coffee mills, winning a beautiful selection of awards for its coffees which are bought by many top buyers from around the world, and I am (of course) very pleased to be one of them.

In the cup this makes me think of a creamy apricot fruit smoothie. There's loads of body and the sweetness of brown sugar, plus a wonderful long aftertaste of lingering deliciousness.

  • Country: Costa Rica

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Region: Tarrazú
  • City: Llano Bonito de León Cortes
  • Farm: Finca La Loma

  • Farmer: Hector Bonilla

  • Micro mill: Don Mayo

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Altitude: 1,850–1,900 m.a.s.l.

  • Variety: Caturra
  • 
Processing system: Yellow Honey and sun dried

CUPPING NOTES

Creamy, apricot smoothie, brown sugar.

Clean cup: (1–8): 7
Sweetness: (1–8): 8
Acidity: (1–8): 6
Mouthfeel: (1–8): 6
Flavour: (1–8): 7
Aftertaste: (1–8): 6
Balance: (1–8): 6
Overall: (1–8): 7
Correction: (+36): +36

Total: (max. 100): 89

Roasting Information
Solid medium roast, all the way through first crack. Drop before second.

"Quick Look" Guide
Creamy, apricot smoothie, brown sugar.

Good filter?
Yes.

Good espresso?
Yes.

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VIDEO REVIEW

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apricot smoothie, brown sugar, creamy,