Coffee is all about connection. Connection not only to amazing coffees, but to exceptional people.
Our love and appreciation for coffees produced by Oscar and Francisca Chacon began in 2015 with a beautiful black honey process from Finca Cumbres de Poas – smooth, sweet and incredibly complex. It was a stunning example of their hard work and dedication to quality, from harvest to cup.
Needless to say, we were hooked. Although we didn’t meet right away, we knew that we were supporting a family whose focus was on their community, on caring for and considering the environment, and innovation. Since this introduction to Las Lajas, we have eagerly awaited the beginning of every crop year to source a new coffee to share with you, while supporting Oscar and Francisca.
Fast forward to March 2019, Charlie Wade and I packed our bags and travelled to Costa Rica and met the lovely Chacon family. We spent a wonderful day at Las Lajas getting to know them over coffee and cake.
We cupped many of their fresh lots for the coming year and toured their meticulous and well thought out farms and facilities that contribute to the high-quality honeys and naturals they produce year after year.
Oscar, Francisca and their children shared their space and time with us so generously and it was a day that neither Charlie nor I will forget.
Although we couldn’t return to Las Lajas this year, we are extremely excited to support and connect with the Chacon family by showcasing this very special (and very limited) coffee – The Diamond.
Read Charlie Wade's blog post on Padre's origin trip to Costa Rica!
Moon Rabbit is an environmentally progressive social enterprise cafe in Preston, who we have been partnered with since their launch in early 2018. We’re incredibly proud of this partnership, and of the team at Moon Rabbit who constantly inspire us with their committed, passionate, innovative and generous approach to café life. Monday October 5 marks the launch of their mobile café, aptly named “On the Hop”, which will be servicing the inner north!
A little while back, we cupped a selection of delicious coffees provided to us by Sucafina Specialty, and this coffee from Timor-Leste was the standout on the table. Whilst we’ve showcased Southeast Asian coffees before, this is the first time a Timor-Leste specific coffee has made its way onto our menu! Steve from Padre Queensland created two recipes for brewing with this delicious coffee.