• Honey processed coffee, which has yellow-brown tint, on drying beds.

    Costa Rica Black Honey Process

    When an earthquake in Costa Rica in 2008 created water shortage, it lead producers to adopt processing techniques from Africa & Brazil that don't require water. This spirit for innovation helped develop honey processing. The black honey process...

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  • Honey processed coffee beans in a basket being sold at a market next to natural and washed processed coffees.

    Costa Rica Yellow Honey Process

    The yellow honey process at Finca La Pastora begins with picking the "bulls blood" ripe cherry. Once at the mill coffee is fermented in the cherry for 12 hours in the receiving tank until depulping with 70% mucilage remaining on the coffee. The coffee is...

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