On the Eleventh (reverse, posting / working) day of Christmas my true love roaster gave to me….

So for the next 12 working days (taking us up to the 22nd the last royal mail posting day) we have the Has Bean 12 days of Christmas for you, This is going backwards 12 days, not the traditional 12 days after Christmas (any excuse really to post).

This will involve a new item each day, to help you find inspiration for the perfect coffee for Christmas day. Some old favourites, some very new and exciting coffee that will become firm favourites I am sure.

Today its a nano geisha lot from Costa Rica

Costa Rica Finca Salitra Geisha Natural 

This coffee is from a brand new farm that first planted in 2012, so this is the very first tiny outturn just 20 bags. We bought just one of them, this is the very embodiment of a nano lot.

This coffee comes from the Central valley region of Costa Rica in the micro region of Mora, San Jose. The mill is called Web Seed after the owner Webster Seed. The farm it comes from is Finca Salitra and is at an altitude of around 1500-16000 masl.

This is naturally processed which is not rare, but is unusual in Costa rica, what is rare is the varietal. The legendary geisha

In the cup expect a big cup of big base notes of liquorice, and gentle aniseed, but as it cools the floral jasmine and citrus notes mix in what’s unexpected but delicious.

Farm: Finca Salitra 
Region: Central Valley
Country: Costa Rica
Farm Size: 20 Hectares
Coffee growing area: 20 Hectares
Altitude: 1,500 – 1,600 m.a.s.l.
Variety: Villa Sarchí, Caturra, Typica, Bourbon, Geisha
Processing System: Natural

You can buy it here


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