Episode 480 on Monday the 22nd of January, 2018. Costa Rica Don Mayo Finca La Loma Yellow Honey Villa Sarchi & Caturra
Hi there folks, listen up! This is 1 of those coffees that has quite a long name that contains quite a bit of information, and there's even more that I didn't put in there as I wanted to make it a little bit shorter too! So - let me explain all the bits...
'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.
I've left the varietal information out of the total name as this is a mix of Villa Sarchi & Caturra, you can find more information about them both 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 another 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 unique coffee hits you with peach and sharp nectarine, a white wine like acidity and finishes on fresh raspberry juice.
- Country: Costa Rica
- Region: Tarrazú
- City: Llano Bonito de León Cortes
- Farm: Finca La Loma
- Farmer: Hector Bonilla
- Micro mill: Don Mayo
- Altitude: 1,850–1,900 m.a.s.l.
- Variety: Villa Sarchi & Caturra
- Processing system: Yellow honey and sun dried