Sagebrush Unroasted

Costa Rica Las Lajas Anaerobic Natural Diamond Reserve | Green Coffee Beans


Recommended Roast Level

City (Light)

Tasting Notes

Tropical sweetness permeates the entire experience of this coffee, making it an extremely tasty natural processed cup. Uncommon for such a fruity coffee, there is also a really smooth body to this cup, creating a really interesting blend of acidity and smoothness. My own preferences lean into the high-level flavor and fruit-forward profiles of fermented natural process coffees, and this lot scratches that itch to a tee.

Las Lajas Coffee Production

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 as well. 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.

In 2005, after years of delivering their cherry to a cooperative for the going market price, they decided to join the brand-new "micro-mill revolution" and buy their own depulper to have more control over the quality and the price they received for their lots. "At first, we didn't know what we were doing," Oscar explains. "We were just experimenting." That experimentation led to some of the most exciting new flavor profiles we have ever tasted: Now, the Chacons produce a wide range of Honey process coffees, modulating the drying time in order to create different effects in the cup.

Necessity bred more innovation for the family when an earthquake in 2008 wiped out electricity and water to their area during the harvest. Unable to run the depulpers or to wash the mucilage off to produce Washed lots, Francisca took inspiration from her knowledge of African coffee production and quickly built raised beds on the property. Their Natural lots caught the attention of Cafe Imports' founder Andrew Miller, and the rest is both history and our story.


Roast Level: City (Light)
Processing: Double Diamond Natural (Dry Process)
Region: Central America
Flavor Notes: Passionfruit, Banana, Cream
Body: Juicy, Creamy
Classification: Black Label, Diamond Reserve
Recommended Brew Methods: Pour Over, Chemex, Drip
Country Region: Sabanilla de Alajuela
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Las Lajas
Producer: Oscar and Francisca Chacón
Varietal: Common Costa Rican Varieties
Altitude: 1400-1600m

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