New year, new single origin filter coffee from Union Hand Roasted.

This month’s filter is the santa emiliana microlot, tres ríos, costa rica, a filter with a light roast, medium body, and medium acidity.  All this makes for a crisp and clear cup, with cane sugar sweetness balanced with citric brightness.  The filter’s tropical origins make their presence known with an aroma of vanilla, with flavour notes of greengage, lime, green apple with cane sugar sweetness.

The farm where the coffee is grown has experienced a recent resurgence after almost being swallowed by the urbanization of San Jose in the 1990s.  For more about the coffee and the people who grow it, please visit Union’s website here.