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Oscar and Francisca Chacón are third-generation coffee producers, but the coffee is more than just in their family heritage: It's in their hearts and souls.

The couple is committed to quality and innovation, and are among the very first farmers in Costa Rica to produce Honey and Natural process specialty coffee.

After years of delivering their cherry to a cooperative for the going market price, they decided to join the brand-new "micromill revolution" and buy their own depulper to have more control over the quality and price. 

Alma Negra is a process developed by Oscar and Francisca Chacón at Las Lajas. This is a Natural process where the coffee dries inside of a greenhouse for 2-3 days while being moved constantly. It is then transferred to raised beds during the day time to dry in the sun and returned to the greenhouse at night and piled up to slow down the curing and drying process.

  • Region: Sabanilla de Alajuela
  • Variety: Catuai & Caturra 
  • Process: Natural (Alma Negra)
  • Altitude: 1400-1600masl
  • Tasting: Black Forest Gateau, Strawberry & Vanilla
  • Aroma: Candied Almonds
  • Acidity: Medium-High
  • Body: Medium

All our coffee beans are roasted locally on site in Belfast, Northern Ireland by our expert team of roasters.

Although we recommend purchasing coffees as wholebean for freshness, you can also purchase them to be ground for your preferred brew method.


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