About La Pastora
For the past ten years, we’ve gotten to enjoy coffees from the Bonilla Family in Costa Rica who have brought us favorites like Bona Vista. This year, a new lot is on the block - La Pastora.
The farm is actually Pablo Bonilla's wife's land that they planted together 15 years ago. The land was a wedding gift from her father-in-law. In fact, ‘la pastora’ means the ‘shepherdess’ or the feminine ‘pastor’.
Costa Rica is colloquially known as the birthplace of honey processing. Coffee producers harness the power of fermentation to impart different characteristics to the final cup. After harvest, only the skin is removed from the coffee cherry and then fermentation goes to work while the coffee dries in its sticky mucilage (like the fleshy part of a grape).
The result of the red honey process for La Pastora is a fruit-forward and sweet coffee bursting with flavors of juicy berries and the depth of dark chocolate.
REGION: San Marcos, Tarrazu, Costa Rica
FARM/MILL: La Pastora/Don Mayo
VARIETAL: Villalobos, Catuai
ALTITUDE: 1,850 meters
PRODUCER: Bonilla Family
PROCESS: Red Honey
Relationally sourced with the Bonilla Family and Exclusive Coffees.
While we strive to roast our coffees to be enjoyable using any brewing method, try La Pastora on V60 for a clean and crisp brew or on Aeropress for a sweet, fuller-bodied expression.
V60 Brewing Ratio - 1:16.6 [i.e. 15g coffee : 250g water]
Aeropress Brewing Ratio - 1:15 [i.e. 15g coffee : 225g water]