Americans drink around 146 billion cups of coffee annually. In parts of Europe, that number is even higher. Italy is famous for its love of coffee, but Finland drinks the most coffee per capita, a whopping 9 cups per day!

Whether it's for a boost of energy, a cozy feeling, or its delicious taste, it's no surprise so many people adored it.


There are countless coffee options on offer. However, the honey process coffee is arguably the pick of the bunch.


If you want to learn why it's so remarkable, keep reading our article until the end!

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Where Does Honey Coffee Originate?

Honey coffee is a new term and technique. It was first experimented on in the mid-20th century to reduce water consumption.


Today honey coffee is produced in South American nations such as Brazil and Colombia. However, Costa Rica was the first to establish the beverage.

Due to its eco-friendly nature and delicious taste, there's no doubt it's one of the best Costa Rican coffee

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What Is the Honey Process?

Honey coffee begins its process just like every other coffee. The cherries are hand or mechanically picked into a pile.


When the cherries are harvested, they're put through a mill to remove their pulps (skin). You must separate the pulp as soon as possible after being picked.


Once you remove the pulp, a gluey liquid called mucilage that's similar to honey gets released. The sweet fluid covers the bean before drying out. That's unlike most coffee, where the sticky substance gets cleaned off before it dries.


The beans get laid out evenly under direct sunlight, where they fermentate. That's the phase where the beans develop their flavors and aromas. Sometimes, the beans get placed in a greenhouse to speed up to process.


Therefore, there is no honey involved in the process.



Honey Coffee Flavors

There are three styles of honey coffee beans, red, yellow, and black. And each one has a distinctive taste.


Yellow is the most popular bean throughout the globe. They correspond to a washed coffee, with a less fruity flavor and a more acidic one. That closely resembles a more traditional coffee.


Red beans have a less acidic but more fruity taste. They're sweet and have the closest taste to honey. Perfect if you have a sweet tooth.


Black beans also have sweet tastes but are not as intense as red ones. Our baristas compare them to natural coffees with a creamy blend.


How to Enjoy the Best Costa Rican Coffee Honey Beans

You won't be disappointed whenever and wherever you sample Costa Rica coffee honey beans. Yet, there is a way to make your treat a little more special.

Honey coffee pairs well with light and sweet breakfasts or lunches. Pastries, danishes, crepes, doughnuts, and bread are all divine combinations. 

Try to finish your daily dose of caffeine before 3 PM. Otherwise, experts believe it can affect your sleep.

Sample a Micro Lot From the Comfort of Your Home

After reading our article, you learned the honey process and what makes it special. So by now, you must be itching to sample a cup or two. 

Luckily you came to the right place. That's because Cafe Britt is home to some of the most amazing micro-lot coffee from Costa Rica!

So check out our microbrew coffee and give yourself something to look forward to every morning!