COSTA RICA | Finca Sebastian | BLACK HONEY | 86.5
€13,50 – €48,00
The coffees produced at Finca Sébastian are 100% Milenio variety, also known as F1-Hybrid.
An F1 hybrid is a dwarf variety crossbred between T5296 and Rume Sudan. This sophisticated crossbreeding has resulted in a new strong hybrid with high resilience against pests, climate change while still maintaining impressive cupping scores. On top of that the F1 hybrid produces 2 to 3 times more coffee cherries, in times of crises and on places where producers don’t get costs of production covered it’s a strong addition. We like to call the F1-Hybrid “The coffee of the future” and carry pride and purpose in spreading the word of this innovative and future proof coffee variety.
As for the natural processing, the coffee is picked (ripe fruits only of course), rests for 16 hours before being depulped and placed on drying beds of 1.30 high and 1.50 wide. The term Black Honey stands for the amount of mucilage left on the parchment coffee, namely 80-100% of mucilage, Comparable to pulped natural or “regular” honey processed coffee. No higher than 4-6 cm of parchment coffee will be stacked to ensure even fermenting and drying. In temperatures between 26º-32ºC the parchment coffee is left to dry and ferment for 15 days resulting in great fruity but highly complex flavour notes.
Farm: Finca Sebastian
Owner: Fernando & Angie
Region: Llano Bonito, Naranjo | West Valley
Process: Black Honey (80-100% mucilage)
Variety: Milenio (F1 Hybrid)
Altitude: 1800 masl
Flavour notes: Grapes, Raspberry, Plums & Orange.
Cupping score: 86.5