Grown On The Farm At Finca El Quizarrá In The Rich Soils Between The Poas And Barva Volcanoes Of Costa Rica, This Special Reserve Coffee Is Made From Caturra And Red Catuai Varieties, Both Known For Their Exceptional Cup Quality. (Image: Business Wire)

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR) announced today its newest Green Mountain Coffee® Special Reserve offering: Costa Rica Finca El Quizarrá White Honey. A unique “honey washed” process enhances the coffee’s sweetness and bright taste, allowing it to exude velvety, concentrated flavors of blood orange and plum. Roasted only on one day, Costa Rica Finca El Quizarrá White Honey Special Reserve will be available while supplies last in 12 oz. bags.
Grown on the farm at Finca El Quizarrá in the rich soils between the Poas and Barva volcanoes of Cos ...

Grown on the farm at Finca El Quizarrá in the rich soils between the Poas and Barva volcanoes of Costa Rica, this Special Reserve coffee is made from Caturra and Red Catuai varieties, both known for their exceptional cup quality. (Image: Business Wire)

During processing most coffee beans are typically either “washed,” where all fruit layers are removed before the beans are dried, or “natural,” where fruit is left intact in the drying process. In the “honey washed” process, the skin of the coffee cherry is removed, but the thick, honey-like layer that protects the bean is left on. This process results in a bright flavor and subtle sweetness imparted by the natural sugars of the fruit.

“With the popularity of sweet, bright coffees, Costa Rica Finca El Quizarrá White Honey was a natural addition to our Special Reserve collection,” said Lindsey Bolger, Vice President, Coffee at GMCR. “The unique, sweet, and complex flavors of this Special Reserve coffee make it a vibrant offering we’re proud to be able to offer.”

Grown on the farm at Finca El Quizarrá in the rich soils between the Poas and Barva volcanoes of Costa Rica, this Special Reserve coffee is made from Caturra and Red Catuai varieties, both known for their exceptional cup quality. Only the most mature cherries are hand-picked for this special harvest and sun dried on open-air patios before being fully dried mechanically in order to obtain precise humidity levels for optimal flavor.

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