Costa Rica – Finca La Guaria
Swami’s is our Light-Medium Roast coffee from Costa Rica.
Achilles Coffee is excited to offer a new Yellow Honey processed coffee from the Navarro Ceciliano family of Costa Rica. The coffee is grown in the renowned Los Santos region of Costa.
The Navarro Ceciliano family has a long, rich history in coffee, dating back more than one hundred years. Their farms are located between 1,350 and 1,900 m.a.s.l. to allow for production in various microclimates in the renowned Los Santos region of Costa Rica.
The Santos region of Costa Rica is located in the central part of the country and well known for its characteristic rugged topography, high altitudes, and weather conducive to coffee cultivation.
Because the harvest period coincides with the dry season, growers are able to delay the crop until the beans have a more concentrated sweetness. In higher altitudes, the lower temperatures help develop a pronounced acidity. The main challenge in this area is the rugged topography that complicates the work during harvesting.
The Yellow Honey Process consists of ripe cherries meticulously collected and sorted, then depulped the same day they are harvested. Yellow Honey is a semi-washed process that uses a small amount of water and leaves a thin golden mucilage on the bean during the drying process. The beans are sundried in the mucilage for 9 days, and turned periodically with paddles until optimal moisture is uniformly obtained.
Swami’s is the perfect name for our Swami’s roast because it is an ideal surf spot in Encinitas, CA. Located behind the Self-Realization Fellowship, Swami’s is named after Swami Paramahansa Yogananda. This classic surf spot is world-renowned, just like Costa Rica’s coffee.