1000 g = 39,60 €
Origin: Costa Rica
Region: Alajuela, Central Valley Producer: Finca Sonora by Don Alberto and Diego Guardia
Altitude: On average 1,250 meters above sea level
Harvest period: December – April
Classification: Strictly Hard Bean (SHB)
Source / Processing / Story:
Hacienda Sonora is located in the Central Valley of Costa Rica, at the foot of the world renowned, Poás Volcano. The farm extends over approximately 100 hectares, composed of 55 hectares of shaded coffee, 35 hectares of wild forest reserve and 10 hectares of sugar cane. The average altitude is 1,250 meters above sea level. This coffee grows in an environment surrounded by exotic trees and other vegetation, providing great conditions for quality, as well as improving the chemistry of the already naturally rich volcanic soil. Thanks to the farm’s diverse ecosystem, many different species of birds and animals seek refuge here. Hacienda Sonora uses the most advanced farming practices in order to excel in quality and yield. The Finca’s energy is solely generated by a Pelton (water-) turbine installed in a nearby river and can therefore be considered as “100% Green Energy”.
This coffee is honey processed, which means that it was dried without the husk but with some of the fruit pulp left. This method produces a pale-brown color parchment and usually yields a very clean cup with good body and sweetness, presenting characteristics between natural and washed coffees. In comparison to classical washed coffees this process saves more than 10 liters of water per pound of coffee.
Cup Profile: Sweet, floral, tea-like, dark red berries, dried fruits, slightly rummy.