Black honey

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Sticky beans

In some parts of the world, honey processing is also called "pulped natural" (mainly Brazil). Despite the name this processing method does not add actual honey to the coffee. It mostly refers to the stickiness of the beans and color during the drying process.


Different producers have different names for their honey-processed coffees (black, red, yellow, white, semi-washed) a lot of the time based on the color of the parchment on the drying beds or the fermentation time. Black honey for us means that coffee cherries are carefully selected, washed, floated, and de-pulped.


After the pulping beans don't come into contact with water and 100% of the mucilage is kept on the parchment. With red, yellow, or white honey, some percent of mucilage will be removed resulting in a closer flavor profile to the washed coffees. When we keep all sticky mucilage on the beans, it is very important to pay attention to raking the coffee beans multiple times a day, to avoid any kind of uncontrolled fermentation and even drying process.


What can you expect from black honey? Lots of sweetness, a good body and a balanced cup of coffee.

Location Langbiang Mountain plateau (peak 2167m), Lac Duong district, 15km from Dalat city
Altitude 1500-1650 masl
Variety Catimor
Harvest season 2023/2024
Producer Zanya Cooperation, which is working together with over 30 smallholder farmers from K´ho ethnic minority
Bags on stock 0
Price 260000₫/kg without VAT
Samples Number of bags