Costa Rica La Lia Single Origin Espresso | Equator Coffees
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Costa Rica La Lia Single Origin Espresso

Grown at high altitude and honey-processed with care, this exquisite single origin espresso comes to us from our longtime producer partners: Luis and Oscar Monge of Finca El Dragon and La Lia Mill.

This coffee’s sweet and complex flavors truly flourish in espresso form!

Flavor Profile

  • Origin

    Parritilla, Aserri, San Lorenzo de Tarrazú, Costa Rica

  • Tasting Notes

    Full-bodied and delicately floral with flavors of plum, molasses, and lemongrass.

  • Roast Level

    Light Med Lt Med Med Dark Dark

Origin Story

Luis and Oscar Monge

For many years we have been offering coffee from the award-winning farms belonging to brothers Luis and Oscar Monge. In addition to a group of small farms located throughout the Tarrazú growing region, the brothers also operate La Lia mill, where their coffee is processed. The mill was built in 2007 during the infancy of what has been coined the “micro-mill revolution” by our friends at Exclusive Coffees, who have played an integral role in its success. Historically, producers would sell their coffee to larger mills where it would be blended with other lots, and their compensation would often depend on volatile commodity prices. About 15 years ago, producers began constructing their own small-scale mills and processing their own coffee, gaining access to higher and more stable prices.

This year, we are featuring a pair of Catuaí variety lots processed at La Lia mill using the honey method. The one comes from a farm called El Dragon.


4,500-5,000 feet





Why We Love This Coffee

Like fully-washed coffees, honey processed coffees are pulped after harvesting, however trace amounts of fruit are left clinging to the beans. The honey process gets its name from the sticky, honey-like appearance the residual fruit gets as it dries. The coffee is then placed on raised beds where it was cared for meticulously to promote even drying. High altitude, careful processing, and a host of other factors combined to yield this coffee’s sweet, balanced, and complex flavors. We are proud to offer this great tasting coffee from producers we have worked with for so many years.

After initially tasting this coffee on the cupping table we knew that we wanted to taste it as espresso, and we were blown away by its intense sweetness and delicate nuance! While there are many variables that contribute to dialing in espresso, here are the parameters that have been yielding the best results in our lab:
1:2-2.25 ratio, 23-26 seconds

  • Sustainably Sourced
    Sustainably Sourced

Good Coffee, Better Planet

We treasure our relationships in the global coffee community and invest in projects at origin to support our partners in their commitment to environmental sustainability and social welfare. We also invest in reducing our day-to-day impact, through initiatives like energy-efficient Loring Smart Roasters to reduce carbon emissions per batch by 80%.

As a certified B Corporation, we are a leader in sustainable practices that impact people and the planet. This third-party certification requires us to demonstrate transparency and accountability throughout our supply chain and quantify the impact our business creates for our employees, the community, and the environment. We are proud to be part of this community working together toward one unifying goal: using business as a force for good.


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