From one of the La Minita
farms, Finca La Manga is a unique varietal
called Hibrido Tico. "Hibrido"
means "hybrid", "Tico"
is varietal. The beans have undergone
what is known as a Yellow Honey processing
in which the seeds (beans) are left in
the cherries to ferment to a very certain
point under weather conditions unique
to the region. This technique has the
effect of increasing sweetness and certain
flavor characteristics. As with most (if
not all ) La Minita farms, Finca La Manga
is Rainforest Alliance certified, meaning
careful management of the surrounding
forest as well as bird habitat is observed.
Our roasting profile of this bean is
tailored to bring out hazelnut and milk
La Manga is best
prepared using pour-over or French press.
Due to the brightness of this coffee,
we do not recommend is as an espresso.
For those inclined to try it anyway, very
hot water temp is suggested (204-205 degrees
F). For other brewing methods, just use
the normal water temperature you would