Tastes like: Golden Raisin, Lime, Milk Chocolate
The view from 1,800 meters above Tarrazú, Costa Rica ripples into waves of deep green, dusty brown and, if you look closely, red sparks of coffee cherries. It makes absolute sense that the Bonilla Family named their farm situated in those mountains Bona Vista.
The coffee we purchased from Bona Vista this year was processed using the yellow honey method. The ‘honey process’ is accomplished by removing the skin from the coffee cherry, but leaving the pulpy mucilage to work its sugary, fermentation magic on the seed while the coffee is sundried.
The “yellow” in yellow honey means that it is the mildest of the honey processes, with less intense fermented fruit qualities than a red honey or a full natural processed coffee.
Bona Vista displays all the hallmark qualities of a yellow honey processed coffee with its lovely, light golden raisin sweetness, striking lime acidity, and a milk chocolatey finish that brings it all together. We like to imagine taking in a stunning mountainside landscape that fostered the growth of such a beautiful coffee while sipping on each cup.