Lactic Anaerobic Costa Rica Tarrazu 12 Oz

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Roast Level: Light

Process: Semi-Washed Lactic Anaerobic

Elevation:  1450-1750 MASL

Producer: Various smallholders, San Diego Mill

Variety: Caturra, Catuai

Tasting Notes: Strawberry Cream, Smoked Cherry Almond, & Wild Lavender

Description: Costa Rica is a pioneer of coffee processing methods like the lactic anaerobic process. The process begins with a carefully hand-sorted selection of super-ripe coffee cherries with a high Brix score and optimal sugar content, which feeds the anaerobic process. No water is used during the fermentation stage, and the sugars are transformed into lactic acid, intensifying aromas and sweetness and translating into unique flavors in the brewed coffee. Once the lactic anaerobic fermentation process is complete, the coffee is 100% sun-dried to maintain quality. This lactic anaerobic Costa Rican coffee is wonderfully complex and well balanced. The cup starts off with a note of sweet strawberry cream and just a touch of smokiness alongside the sweet and nutty cherry almond note. This is all accompanied by a luxuriously pillowy mouthfeel, with a juicy, light medium body that has just a hint of red table wine. The cup finishes incredibly smooth and sweet, with notes of wild lavender and the berry and cherry notes carrying through with the floral notes and lingering nicely on the palate.

Shelf Life: An unopened bag will remain tasty for five months due to our processes and packaging. We remove most of the oxygen from each bag during our packaging process and replace it with food-grade nitrogen to lovingly cradle these precious beans for a long time. We use the highest quality bags with one-way valves to retain the low-oxygen environment we create and allow our coffee to off-gas naturally.

Covid Notes: To keep everyone safe during this challenging time, you can choose to receive this via mail, in-store pick up, or curbside pick up.

Curbside Pick Up: To take advantage of curbside pick up, place your order online and choose in-store pick up. Once you’ve received notice your order is ready for pick up, head down to Local Roasters during business hours and call Local Roasters at (316)-239-6016 when you arrive. We’ll be happy to bring your purchase out to your vehicle.