La Lajas Black Honey, Costa Rica
Nestled in the foothills of the Poas Volcano, Francisca Chacon and her husband Oscar run Las Lajas, a farm that has been in their family for over 80 years.
Their land is located in Costa Rica’s central valley micro-region of Sabanilla where they practice traditional agriculture using organic materials for fertilisation.
The ‘honey’ processing method, somewhere between the washed and natural techniques, has a wide variety of approaches and resulting flavours, however the Chacon family have it down to a science. This black honey offering from their Las Lajas farm is the most complex of their offerings.
The semi-pulped cherries are left un-turned on the drying beds for the first day and then only turned once a day thereafter, forcing the residual fruit to dry slowly.
Concentrated flavours of red grape and blackcurrant with a lingering finish.
|Region||Sabanilla de Alajuela|
|Altitude||1300 - 1500 masl|