CR-113-202012 • Past harvest

BioCafe: Franciny Vargas / Finca La Pacaya Catuai Red Honey

  • Conventional (no certification): $9.8106 USD / kgFOB

  • Origin: Costa Rica
  • Variety: Catuai
  • Process type: Honey
  • Algrano's cupping score (SCA): 85.25 points
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The coffee story

 Franciny runs a mill with her husband Kenneth in Tarrazu. One of the oldest mills in the region, it was founded in 2003 and have transitioned to producing almost only specialty coffee 3 years ago. Being the pioneer in producing and processing coffee in the region, their family provides support to their neighbors in the region from providing them with wet-mill support to dry-mill services. Franciny has recently also taken a new project to roast her own coffee, as well as create products with coffee. She has a delicious recipe for coffee chocolates, coffee liquor as well as cajeta - traditional sweets from Costa Rica - that are popular among her neighbors.  

The process

Red Honey
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  • Costa Rica
  • 9 sales on Algrano
  • 2 Average orders per roaster
  • 5 Roaster relationships
  • Seller relationships with Roasters in
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  • Process type
  • Altitude range
    1500m - 1500m
  • Harvest period
    December, 2020 - March, 2021
  • Average yearly production in bags

Coffee Quality Evaluation

Cupped: May, 2021
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Cupped: May, 2021
SCA Score
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Key flavor notes
Dried fruit, Honey, Molasses, Blood orange, Stone fruit
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Quality comment
Honey like, with notes of citrus and dried fruit, lingering finish, supportive citric acidity and full body.
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honey like, with notes of citrus and dried fruit, lingering finish, supportive citric acidity and full body. 
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Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.

Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:

  • Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
  • EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.

Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.

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