Costa Rica Volcan Azul Red Honey

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Bright, clean, and balanced in taste. Directly from Fincá Volcán Azul, known to be the best Costa Rican Single Estate; refined by over 200 years of specialty coffee trading. This coffee has a full floral yet balanced body, with notes of cherry and honey. Our friends at F.C.J. Volcan Azul produce some of the world's best coffees. Year after year Alejo Castro is constantly improving and pursing the best quality possible. Volcan Azul has been recently gaining recognition after winning the 2020 Cup of Excellence. We are honored to serve their coffee to you.

Limited Micro-Lot
Origin: Poas Volcano, Costa Rica
Variety: Marsellesa
Process: Red Honey
Altitude: 1400m
Brewing: Great complex coffee for drip methods or cold brew.
We Taste: Smooth Honey, Floral, Citrus, Cherry

Farm Process: Volcan Azul Red Honey is grown in the shady slopes of the Poás Volcano region of Costa Rica. There the coffee cherries are picked from the trees and processed using the family traditions of Kahle family spanning over 200 years. The outer layer of the coffee cherry is removed and a sticky substance is left on the bean called "mucilage" containing rich sugars. The beans are left to dry in the sunlight until the mucilage bakes into a red color. As the coffee dries, it develops fruity and complex flavors while still maintaining a clean taste. The coffee is exported directly to us, we roast to perfection and deliver to you.

Volcan Azul Red Honey is grown in the shady slopes of the Poás Volcano region of Costa Rica. There the coffee cherries are picked from the trees and processed using the family traditions of Kahle family spanning over 200 years. The outer layer of the coffee cherry is removed and a sticky substance is left on the bean called "mucilage" containing rich sugars. The beans are left to dry in the sunlight until the mucilage bakes into a red color. As the coffee dries, it develops fruity and complex flavors while still maintaining a clean taste. The coffee is exported directly to us, we roast to perfection and deliver to you.

FARM HISTORY: At the beginning of the 19th century, when coffee production was in its early beginnings in America, without knowing it, two pioneers and entrepreneurs, Alejo C. Jiménez in Costa Rica and Wilhelm Kahle in the south of Mexico, shared the same dream: “To produce the best coffee in the world” to satisfy the new demanding European gourmet market.

Today, descendants of these visionary farmers still produce coffee within the same ideals of excellency and top quality that inspired their ancestors that continue with the tradition in Costa Rica.

The production process starts with the planting of the coffee trees on highly fertile volcanic soil above 1400 meters above sea level (SHB) in 3 different regions from Costa Rica.

Nowadays, the descendants of Don Alejo C. and Don Wilhelm want to further enhance the principles of quality inherited by our founders by adding the value of conservancy of natural resources, through the acquisition of extensions of natural rainforest for its protection and conservation. These facts, not just words, are small actions taken by one family to reduce air contamination and global warming. This is the contribution we want to make to mankind, this is the new awareness we want our future generations to inherit.

since '93

more than fair certified

Ron Cortez, founder of Cortez Coffee and retired coffee picker, makes friendships with the world's most talented coffee farmers. On average, we pay 3-5x per pound compared to the current fair trade minimum.

roasted in small batches

Every batch is carefully & passionately roasted to bring out each origin's unique characteristics. Our unique air-roaster uses an indirect flame & the power of air to produce incredibly clean coffee with very little smoke contamination. Every batch is vigirously tested in our lab to ensure consistency and memorable taste.

family owned and operated

Our entire production team is ran by the Cortez family. Ron Cortez connects with coffee producers from around the world. His son, Patrick, roasts every batch of coffee. His two younger daughters hope to take over one day. From our family to yours, we promise outstanding coffee that is backed up by our passion and decades of experience in the industry.

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Linda Tiller
Red Honey

It is great

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Linda Ayers
Awesome!

Always love your coffee esp the red honey

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Elizabeth Schardt
Best Coffee Ever

Ever since we bought our first bag of Cortez coffee, we have been absolutely in love with the company and the company. The coffees are complex, and there are enough varieties to please every palate. We love the Red Honey and Apex varieties the best. They are everything we are looking for in a coffee, and more. Every bag we receive is of the highest quality. Our order always ships within 24 hours, and it arrives just as quickly. Highly recommend this company and their products - you won’t regret it!

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Linda Wolford
Volcan Azul Costa Rica

It is so amazing ! The flavor is out of this world ! This now is my fav coffee ! Little sweet little rum tasting gotta have it !

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Mandy Anderson

Volcan Azul, Costa Rica (Red Honey)