Producer: Luis Anastasio Castro / Don Tacho
Farm: San Francisco - Juanachute
Process: White Honey
Altitude: 1800 masl
Cupping score: 88
Bright orange acidity, yellow plums, maple syrup, almond.
Smooth and creamy.
The Juanachute micro-mill was one of the first mills of its kind.
Luis Anastasio Castro, better known as Tacho, was an early adapter to the micro-mill model, and since then many other micro-mills have learned from his efforts. The Juanachute operation consists of several different plots throughout the Los Santos region and a mill close to the town of San Pablo. The micro-mill is one of the few at which the entire process is controlled. From planting the coffee trees to sealing the jute bags of green coffee, it is all under the supervision of Don Tacho.
The Castro family also owns a small roastery and coffee shop in the town of San Pablo. One of Tacho’s sons, Luis Anastasio (named after his father), is responsible for launching the barista education program in the local high school with 30 graduates each year. Luis Anastasio also competes in the Costa Rica barista championship proudly serving coffee from Juanachute.
Don Tacho is proud of his farms, his mill, and the final coffee products made with Juanachute coffee and takes the greatest care in maintaining all three.
We are delighted to start our partnership with Don Tacho, his family, the team at Juanachute, and to share their craft with coffee lovers across the world.
This lot of White Honey processed Catuai coffee was grown on Juanachute’s San Francisco plot. Honey processed coffees are dried on raised beds in full sun for 14-21 days.