Project 13 is the first ever honey processed coffee to be on our menu! Also called “pulped natural,” the processing method is in some ways a hybrid of the natural and washed methods, combining techniques from both. After being picked from the trees, the coffee cherries are de-pulped and allowed to dry without washing (which saves the producers a lot of water). Some fruit is still left on the bean, but not all of it as in the natural process when the cherries dry in the sun intact. In the honey process, the bit of fruit remaining forms a golden, sticky mucilage that is reminiscent of honey (which is how the process got its name!)
The producers of this coffee, Grupo La Flora, comprise eight families near the vereda El Recreo in El Pital, Huila, high along the Cordillera Central. We’re super excited to bring this amazing Colombian coffee to you, and to share a new processing method while we’re at it!
Roasted by Project Buna