Las Lajas Double Diamond Natural Anaerobic Kenia SL 28
Region: Volcan Poas / West Valley
Variety: KENYA SL 28
Elevation: 1520 – 1570m
Processing: Double Diamond Anaerobic Natural
We sourced this coffee through el kaffee, a green coffee importer based in Austria based by the incomparable Peter Scheiber.
The harvest and processing of Las Lajas diamond collection are supervised with great care by Oscar and Francisca Chacon. During harvest, Francisca measures the Brix value of the coffee cherries to determine the optimal degree of ripeness. Harvesting begins when the Brix value is at about 22°. Harvesting by Brix measurement is also helpful as newer varieties ripen to different colors: using a refractometer helps keeping the crop at a consistent level of ripeness, which is critical in the production of high-quality naturals and honeys.
These micro- and nanolots are prepared with special care and love by the family. The Las Lajas diamond series coffees are harvested very late, carefully checked for defects by hand and washed under fresh spring water. They are dried in the sun for about 7 days, then fermented for another 30 days in special temperature-controlled and shaded beds using a special secret process. When the humidity level of the beans is at 11 percent , an in-house procedure of repeated heating and cooling leads to a crowning conclusion. This process is very labor-intensive and results in an incomparable aroma.
Tasting notes: Mulled Wine, Boozy Pear, Spices Pina Colada, Speculaas, Rumtopf