Co-produced by Cattica and La Minita, this is a special honey preparation in which some of the mucilage (stuff surrounding the coffee seed inside the cherry) is allowed to remain on the beans after they’ve been harvested and washed. The beans are then exposed to a very precise drying time with a certain amount of humidity. The result is a sweeter coffee, but without necessarily reducing the brightness the coffee has to offer that typically happens with basic sun-dried, or “natural processed” beans. This makes some coffees, such as this one, that normally aren’t the best choice for espresso preparation, much better. In fact, “El Lilo” is a great choice for all brewing types. Some of the espresso shots that we’ve pulled can only be described as devine.

la minita coffee lilo

Cupping Notes: Gentle citrus, sweet and medium-full body. hazelnut, orange, milk chocolate..

Roasting Notes: If you like a medium roast, roast these beans to a light temperature as they appear much darker than other beans for a given roast level. Do not let the appearance of the green coffee concern you. Because of the honey process they look a little strange, but this is normal. They roast up to a nice uniform color.

Green Coffee