Volcan Azul, Costa Rica (Red Honey)
Volcan Azul, Costa Rica (Red Honey)

Volcan Azul, Costa Rica (Red Honey)

Regular price $16.00

Limited Micro-Lot

Flavor Profile: Smooth Honey, Citrus, Cherry

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 they are 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.

Bean Details

Flavor Notes: Smooth Honey, Floral, Citrus, Cherry

Roast: Medium Roast (12.5% Weight Loss)

Countries: Costa Rica

Regions: Tarrazu

Processing: Red Honey

Varietal: Marsellesa

Altitude: 1400m

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.

Farm Details

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.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 12 reviews
    Linda Ayers

    Always love your coffee esp the red honey

    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!

    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 !

    Mandy Anderson

    Volcan Azul, Costa Rica (Red Honey)

    Elizabeth Westby
    Great Flavor!

    So many unique notes in this flavorful coffee! Receiving it just two days after roasting was a treat. Great quality, and local too. Thanks!

    Directly Sourced

    Ron Cortez, our founder and retired coffee picker, makes friendships with some of the world's most talented coffee farmers that share passion and sustainable production practices. We champion our farmers to become an owner of their production, always supporting the value produced by labor.

    Passionately Roasted

    Since 1993, our roaster Danny has mastered the roasting process using scientific methods we have developed throughout the years. Our coffee is roasted with precision to ensure delicious flavor that creates a memorable drinking experience with every cup.

    Family Owned Since '93

    Since 1993, we have been on a mission to provide our customers with the best quality of beans possible. We come from a family of 3 generations of coffee farmers. From our family to yours, we promise outstanding coffee product that is backed up by decades of experience in the industry.

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