Sin Limites Red Honey - Coffee
Praline + Red Berry + Delicate + Syrupy + Sweet + Lingering
WHOLE BEAN COFFEE. CHOOSE BAG SIZE ABOVE.
- Country: Costa Rica
- Region: Lourdes de Naranjo, West Valley
- Farmers: Jaime Cardenas, Maribel Barrantes, Katya Barrantes
- Processing: Red Honey
- Varietal: Villa Sarchi
An 80-minute drive into the mountains outside San Jose, Costa Rica, the 2.5-acre Sin Limites coffee farm and mill produces coffee on a whole new level.
Translated to “without limits” in English, Sin Limites is owned and operated by Jaime Cardenas. You could say he married into coffee. His wife, Maribel, and her siblings are part of the Barrantes family, whose coffees are known worldwide. Undaunted, Jaime set about learning as much as he could, and even built his own micro-mill on his wife’s farm. In their first year of production, Sin Limites won the prestigious Cup of Excellence competition. Not content to stay still, Jaime and Maribel invested much of their winnings in new infrastructure and plant improvements. The rest was donated to a local church.
As both a grower and micro-miller, Jaime and his family are able to process their coffee on-site and more importantly experiment with new processing methods. Over the years, Cardenas has tried many different processing techniques his constant pursuit of the highest quality coffee.
Sin Limites uses a milling process known as “honeying” to remove just the skin of the coffee cherry and leave some of the fruit’s flesh on the seed during the drying stage. The process transfers some of the fruit sugar into the seed and results in a complex and delicious coffee.
Like other coffee producers, Jaime and his family face more than their fair share of adversity. Through their passion, innovative processing and hard work they’re able to transcend all limitations and deliver an outstanding cup of coffee.
Transcend's Founder, Poul Mark (right) with Producer Jaime Cardenas (left).
Jamine with Transcend's Director of Coffee, Josh Hockin
Josh Hockin at the Sin Limites Mill
Equipment at the Sin Limites Mill
The Sin Limites Mill
Jaime overseeing the drying process on raised beds.
Hand sorting at the Sin Limites Mill. During harvest, Jamie's wife Maribel and her sister Katya sit at this table up to eight hours a day, sorting green coffee.
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Fruity like an African!
Posted by Kent Vidal on 17th Feb 2017
This Costa Rican feels quite complex, there is no primary, exploding fruit note that stands out over the rest but instead rewards a balanced brew with extra levels to explore. Very happy to receive this in my Roaster's Choice subscription!