The Allure of Natural Coffees: Why They're Popular and Our Newest Offering

The Allure of Natural Coffees: Why They're Popular and Our Newest Offering

9th Jun 2024

If you're a coffee enthusiast, you've likely heard the buzz around natural coffees. This method of processing coffee cherries is making waves in the specialty coffee scene, and for good reason. At Café Milagro, we're thrilled to introduce our newest single origin natural coffee, aptly named NATURAL. But before we dive into what makes NATURAL so special, let's explore what sets natural coffees apart and why they're gaining popularity.

What is Natural Coffee?

Natural coffee, also known as dry-processed coffee, is one of the oldest methods of processing coffee cherries. Unlike washed (or wet-processed) coffee, where the cherry is removed from the bean before drying, natural processing involves drying the whole cherry intact. This method allows the beans to absorb the flavors from the fruit as it dries, leading to a distinctive and often more pronounced taste profile.

What Sets Natural Coffees Apart?

  1. Flavor Complexity: Natural coffees are renowned for their vibrant and complex flavors. The extended contact with the cherry during the drying process imparts fruity and floral notes to the beans. You might taste hints of blueberry, strawberry, tropical fruits, or even wine-like flavors, making each cup a unique experience and very different from traditional coffee flavors.
  2. Body and Sweetness: The natural process enhances the body and sweetness of the coffee. The beans tend to have a fuller, syrupy body with a natural sweetness that balances the acidity. This can make for a rich and indulgent cup of coffee.
  3. Sustainability: Natural processing requires less water compared to washed processing, making it a more sustainable option. This is especially important in regions where water is scarce. By choosing natural coffees, you’re also supporting eco-friendly farming practices.

Why Are Natural Coffees Trending?

  1. Demand for Unique Flavors: Coffee drinkers are increasingly seeking out unique and diverse flavor profiles. Natural coffees offer an adventurous tasting experience that stands out from the more common washed coffees.
  2. Artisanal Appeal: There’s a growing appreciation for artisanal and small-batch products. Natural coffees, often produced by small farms, fit perfectly into this trend. They offer a story, a sense of place, and a connection to the growers.
  3. Health Conscious Choices: As consumers become more health-conscious, the natural sweetness and lower need for additives in natural coffees make them an attractive option.

Introducing NATURAL: Café Milagro’s Newest Single Origin

We are delighted to introduce NATURAL, our latest single origin natural coffee at Café Milagro. Sourced from the Puente Tarrazú micro mill, one of our trusted producers in Costa Rica’s famous Tarrazú region, NATURAL embodies the essence of what makes natural coffees so special.

  • Flavor Profile: Strawberry and chocolate fragrance, blueberry and pineapple aroma, black tea, cherry wine and lemon flavors, pronounced but balanced acidity.
  • Roast: Medium
  • Process: Natural Process

Is Natural processed coffee for you?

Do you seek out exotic new foods, sour craft beers, natural wines or funky mezcals?If you enjoy challenging your palate with surprising new flavors, Natural coffee is for you.

Experience NATURAL at Café Milagro

Whether you’re a long-time fan of natural coffees or new to this exciting processing method, NATURAL promises to deliver a memorable and flavorful journey in every cup. Visit us at Café Milagro in Manuel Antonio or order online to taste NATURAL and discover why natural coffees are the rising stars of the coffee world.