Oscar & Francisca Chacon


The Chacon’s are the pioneers for innovative processing in Costa Rica. They own and operate the Las Lajas Micromill, where they process coffee in a multitude of ways. They began experimenting with processing after an earthquake dismantled their access to power and electricity, forcing for innovation. The Chacon’s continue to lead the industry in Honey and Natural processing, creating unique profiles and complex cups of coffee. Their coffee is a seasonal staple for us, and we have been fortunate to meet with them year after year.

This particular offering is an Alma Negra Natural. The coffee cherries are dried on the beans in a greenhouse, where it rests in piles at night and transferred to raised beds during the day.

The Natural process creates a bright, vibrant flavor profile that is unique to the process. It stands out amongst other coffees and is sought after for the bright, citrus profile.


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Our roast profiles are intended to highlight the potential of the coffee and all that has occurred in the cultivation and process of the coffee cherries. 

This coffee is roasted on a weekly basis to remain as fresh as possible. After roasting, the coffee is packaged and flushed to purge any remaining oxygen that could potentially degrade the quality. 

We offer grind size options, but we always recommend buying wholebean coffee and grinding for your daily brews. Preground coffee loses its aromatics significantly and degrades coffee quality. That said, a bad grinder is worse for extraction than preground coffee.