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Costa Rica La Minita Honey Processed coffee is back!

Costa Rica La Minita coffee has been one of our most popular coffees since owner, Bill McAlpin brought his beans into our store in 1988. Located in the mountainous region of Tarrazu, La Minita plantation produces one of the finest coffees in the world. In 1999 our visit to the La Minita plantation in Costa Rica was a true education in how a coffee farm should be managed. As an estate (as opposed to a co-op) this coffee cannot be certified as Fair Trade. However, workers here receive pay that is 30% higher than the national average. They are offered pension plans, loans, and free onsite healthcare from the estate. No pesticides or herbicides are used in production. This is one of the most prized and sought after coffees in the world
Now La Minita has taken a foray into the Honey-Process. In this process the coffee cherry has just a bit of the fruit stuck to the bean while it dries rather than having all the fruit removed. The result is a brighter, fruitier, sweeter flavor in the cup. This is the second year that La Minita Honey Processed coffee has been available, and it is absolutely delightful!

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