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Costa Rica Javier Solis Black Honey

$16.00
Costa Rica Javier Solis Black Honey

Costa Rica Javier Solis Black Honey

$16.00
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This beautiful prairie side farm is no stranger to hard work and good care. Although it had not become a proper coffee farm until recently the Solis family have been tending to the land for generations. Alfonso Solis, the patriarch of the family, spends most of his time up the mountain from their home in the small town of Santa Maria. He grows various different fruits in their forest surrounded farm such as blackberries, tomatoes, cas, higuerilla (very interesting plant - puts nitrogen back into the soil and produces a seed in which they use to make an oil that goes into all sorts of topical products), citrus, plantain, nispero, bijaro, and of course some coffee. The Costa Rican Institute of Electricity, ICE, has various programs to help farmers and one of them offers farmers in Costa Rica free fruit trees. The Solis family has chosen to take advantage of that program and have made a tremendous habitat to grow coffee in at their farm while also create other streams of cash flow throughout the year. 

Alfonso’s son, Javier, is extremely passionate about specialty coffee and loves being surrounded by nature. He went to university in the city as a young adult as many farmer’s children are doing these days. He studied technical engineering and works as an advisor for companies all around the country, but mainly near the larger cities, during the week. When he isn’t doing his consultant work, he is back at home in Santa Maria and on the farm helping his father produce specialty coffee. 

"This coffee comes to us from the Solis family's El Cedral in the Tarrazu region of Costa Rica. Grown on an immaculately cultivated farm, this Catuai lot is processed using the Black Honey method. dried on raised beds, resulting in a fruited cup with complex acidity and lingering sweetness."