Rare Origin

Don Eli Lactic Natural

The only fermentation of its kind at Don Eli, this is a special process for this coffee. Jacob (Carlos' son) created a starter culture mix to encourage lactose bacteria. During anaerobic fermentation over 96 hours, the team monitored pH levels, stopping the fermentation step at just above 4pH. This was followed by raised bed drying for 22 days until the ideal moisture level was attained.

The story of the Don Eli Micromill spans several generations. Carlos grew up in coffee, with his father Eli having been a founding member of the famous CoopeDota - then a model for cooperatives. After several decades, the cooperative model fell out of fashion, with farms moving towards processing on their own farms. Through several timely moves, Carlos was able to acquire and establish his own wet-mill - Don Eli Micromill. Here, they are able to have more control over plantation and processing, with a focus on quality over quantity.

200g

Origins:

Tarrazu, Costa Rica
Producer: Carlos and Jacob Montero
Variety: Catuai
Process: Lactic Natural
Elevation: 1800masl

Roast Profile:

Light Roast

Tasting Notes:

Melon, Strawberry, Kyoho Grape

Brew:

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$25.00

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Overview

Rare Origin

Don Eli Lactic Natural

The only fermentation of its kind at Don Eli, this is a special process for this coffee. Jacob (Carlos' son) created a starter culture mix to encourage lactose bacteria. During anaerobic fermentation over 96 hours, the team monitored pH levels, stopping the fermentation step at just above 4pH. This was followed by raised bed drying for 22 days until the ideal moisture level was attained.

The story of the Don Eli Micromill spans several generations. Carlos grew up in coffee, with his father Eli having been a founding member of the famous CoopeDota - then a model for cooperatives. After several decades, the cooperative model fell out of fashion, with farms moving towards processing on their own farms. Through several timely moves, Carlos was able to acquire and establish his own wet-mill - Don Eli Micromill. Here, they are able to have more control over plantation and processing, with a focus on quality over quantity.

200g

Origins:

Tarrazu, Costa Rica
Producer: Carlos and Jacob Montero
Variety: Catuai
Process: Lactic Natural
Elevation: 1800masl

Roast Profile:

Light Roast

Tasting Notes:

Melon, Strawberry, Kyoho Grape

Brew:

Filter