Las Lajas is one of Costa Rica's most famous farms, mainly for the diversity of its preparations and its exceptional drying techniques. The farm is situated in the Central Valley at an altitude of 1,500 metres, in the heart of the Sabanilla province near the Poas volcano. Its certified organic coffees are recognised for their excellence.
The farm receives and processes coffee from some neighbouring farms at its Las Lajas beneficio. It prepares its coffees with respect for the farm's values, in harmony with its environment.
The cherriesare sorted using canal water to remove any unripe fruit and foreign matter, before then being de-pulped and transferred directly to African beds to dry. The cherry skin is removed leaving 100% of the mucilage attached to the bean. The coffee is then left untouched for 24 hours.
Black Honey | Organic Coffee | Unique Drying Method
The producers who work at the Las Lajas farm are Francisca and Oscar Chacón. Enthusiastic and fully dedicated to their production, they are constantly experimenting with new ways of preparing and drying coffee so that it expresses its true nature, delicacy, harmony and intricacy in the cup.
It was Francisca and Oscar who created the Las Lajas beneficio, where they provide all the necessary expertise and care to prepare coffees sourced from a number of neighbouring farms. The Las Lajas beneficio is certified organic. In addition, their passion for coffee and their dedication have encouraged them to experiment with different preparations, including yellow, red and black honey processes.
Each year, the two producers face new climatic and economic constraints. Despite these challenges, the Chacón family remains true to its values and continues to produce as much certified organic coffee as possible, while working in harmony with the environment.