Cup Profile
Heavy body, medium acidity with flavors of creamy milk chocolate, caramel and berries.

About the Beneficio San Diego Mill

Beneficio San Diego is the most modern mill in Costa Rica. It was established in 1888 and has been innovating ever since.

Today Beneficio San Diego specializes in coffees from the Tarrazú and Tres Ríos regions. The mill takes pride in striving for ever increasing efficiency and quality standards. At the same time it has taken a leading role in working with producers to ensure good community relations and sustainable production.

About the Coffee

The honey process started in Costa Rica and has since spread to other countries in Central America. In this process some or all of the mucilage of the coffee cherry - or coffee honey - that coats the parchment is left on during the drying stage, giving the coffee a sweetness that resembles a natural.

This Tarrazú coffee was hand-picked, depulped and moved to patios - African beds - where it was dried for a week until it reached the desired humidity.

Protecting Costa Rica's Jaguars
Our Costa Rica Jaguar Tarrazú Honey is one of our coffees with a purpose. The coffee is the same as San Diego Honey, but we are asking roasters to pay $.10/ lb more - and Genuine Origin is matching it - for the coffee to finance FUNDAZOO's program to protect Costa Rica's diminishing jaguar population.

FUNDAZOO is an organization that is actively involved in conservation through research, habitat management and education. Conservation activities include species exhibitions, natural history, guided tours and workshops for students. Reforestation and rehabilitation of the zoo, as well as the Conservation Center in Santa Ana. Also, FUNDAZOO actively works with Conservation Planning Specialist Group (CPSG) of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

You may already have seen the background on this great tasting coffee, and bought it either for the taste alone or because a portion of the green bean sales goes back to the Zoo project to help the endangered Jaguar population in Costa Rica.

Some of you may also know I am an active supporter of a local cat sanctuary, Shadow Cats who do fantastic work looking after and providing health and home to cats with Feline Leukaemia who might otherwise have a very short life span or be actively euthanised in shelters who believe they have no expectation of a quality of life. Although true, some of their residents passed before their first birthday, the quality of life they enjoyed was much greater than their time there.

Each year Shadow Cats has held a Holiday Open Day, to both showcase their work and fund raise with donated gifts available to buy. This year with the pandemic, sadly that has been cancelled. But to try and ensure that some of the funds can still be raised I am featuring this special coffee for them.

For each 8oz bag sold, I will donate $1.00 to the sanctuary and I have added a couple of extra packaging options. You can choose to add a $5 or $10 donation to the cost of the coffee and of course all that will go to my friends at Shadow Cats.

And don't forget if you buy four bags (any combination) you get instant $5 off shipping USPS Priority Mail so you get your coffee in two to three days...
If you want your coffee to be ground before shipping, just add a note in the order with the grind required (filter, french press, etc). No charge.

Thank you for drinking great coffee and helping great cats, big and small...