The Yellow Catuai varietal comes from the Guaraní word for “very good” and to be honest, that checks out. From farm to cup, we see “very good” practices and “very good” products. This coffee comes from the Copey Farm in the Los Santos region of Costa Rica where Ican Solis owns and operates with his family. Ivan worked at CoopeDota Co-op where he gained experience and knowledge when it comes to processing and quality of coffee farming.
After saving his money and a couple loans, Ivan was able to start Solis & Codero micro mill in 2017. This mill handles the crop from various farms in the area, specifically the Copey farm. Ivan runs this mill not only in a way to be a successful business but also a way to teach his children the meaning of earning a living. He wants to instill this into his children so they can carry the family torch of coffee production. This is his way of giving back to the community and coffee growers he worked with as a young man at CoopeDota.
Yellow Cat-uai is a honey process, which differs from a natural or washed coffee. In this process, the mucilage is washed off post-pulping and is left alone to dry, leaving around 50% of the mucilage on the bean, which is golden and sticky, reminiscent of honey.
Grab your mug and decant this delicious coffee to begin your journey through a world of mangos and prunes and a finish as sweet as honey.
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