tasting notes: plum, kaffir lime, dark chocolate, and brown butter
We've been working Luis Pedro Zelaya Zamora and his team at the Bella Vista mill for more than a decade now--building lots in their Antigua lab with Dulce, their cupper extraordinaire and having long conversations with Luis Pedro and his mill manager, Melanie, about their efforts to move their farms to regenerative farming practices. What began as an experiment at Finca Santa Cruz to embrace microorganisms, composting and intercropping has spread to all of the farms that Luis Pedro has a hand in and the results have been really stunning on the cupping table. This year's Santa Cruz is the loveliest we've ever tasted with Santa Rosa plum, kaffir lime, dark chocolate, and brown butter. A gorgeous, delicate coffee.