With the intensely sweet, malt-like qualities of a West Valley Costa Rican and the tropical fruit aromatics and vibrant citric acidity
of a Kenyan, Herbazu SL-28 will satisfy all of your coffee dreams.
KNOW YOUR PRODUCER
Developed in the 1930’s by Scott Laboratories on behalf of the Kenyan government, SL-28 would become one of three cultivars considered
to be the trinity responsible for the productivity, disease resistance, and exceptional flavor profile characteristic of Kenyan coffee.
Fast forward seven decades and 120 degrees of longitude. Costa Rica was in the midst of a revolution. Farmer’s who had typically delivered
harvested coffee cherries to cooperative wet mills were creating their own “micro-mills” in order to regain control of the coffees they were
growing. Rather than passing them off, they were committed to processing and selling their coffees and establishing direct relationships
Thanks to the entrepreneurial drive of the “Micro-mill Revolution,” farmers like Tonio Barrantes were eager to test new varieties and
processes in the interest of marketing their coffee. In 2008, Tonio and friends introduced SL-28 to Costa Rica; an archetype of the
experimentation and outside-of-the-box techniques stirred by the Micro-Mill Revolution and one of the most delicious Costa Rican coffees
We believe the coffee experience is our responsibility from seed to cup. Coffee is our craft, our ritual, our passion. It drives us and inspires us. With this simple truth and responsibility we are bridging the gap from farmlevel to streetlevel. We are verve. Made in santa cruz.