Costa Rica Aquiares Estate

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Costa Rica Aquiares Estate

Regular price Sale price £11.50
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Grown on Costa Rica's largest coffee farm, in the nutrient-rich volcanic soil of the Turrialba region, this honey processed hybrid is a zingy, fruity gem of a coffee!

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Costa Rica Aquiares Estate
Aquiares, which means “land between rivers” in the Huetar indigenous language, is the largest farm in Costa Rica and home to 1,800 people. Aquiares had more than 200 employee homes on the farm, but because none owned their home, there was great insecurity in the workforce. Alfonso saw this as an opportunity to strengthen the company by having people feel pride in the coffee they produce. He evolved the farm into a small town where workers purchased their own homes. Today, Aquiares remains a model of sustainable agriculture. Nowadays Alfonso’s son, Diego, manages the farm. Under his lead, the farm has taken a fresh approach to specialty coffee and exploring the farm’s potential. Through excellent agricultural management, embracing new varieties, and experimenting with processing, Aquiares has become a trailblazer among specialty coffee producers in Costa Rica and all of Central America. Aquiares focuses on carbon neutrality and measures its greenhouse gas emissions to calculate its carbon emissions against its offsets. In addition to capturing carbon, the farm’s protected biological corridors have long ensured the well-being of local animals and plants. Centroamericano H1 is an F1 hybrid variety generated by crossing the Sarchimor T-5296 and a wild Rume Sudan variety.

Region:

Turrialba

Producer:

Aquiares Estate

Farm/Milling Station:

Aquiares Estate

Processing:

Anaerobic Honey

Varietal (s):

H1 Centroamericano

Altitude:

1,200

Sourcing Partner:

Ally Coffee

Description

Grown on Costa Rica's largest coffee farm, in the nutrient-rich volcanic soil of the Turrialba region, this honey processed hybrid is a zingy, fruity gem of a coffee!

Roasters Notes Costa Rica Aquiares Estate
Our first non-decaffeinated coffee from Costa Rica, this is a stunner! A really pronounced first crack makes this a joy to roast, leading to bright, zingy notes over a delicious sweetness.
About Costa Rica
Originating from seeds given away for free following independence in 1821, coffee is so engrained in Costa Rica’s history that the country owes much of its early infrastructure to wealth generated from export to the UK.

Whilst always enjoying a reputation for good quality, Costa Rica is now focused on traceability, resulting in an increasingly diverse and interesting crop.

Harvested from July to March, Costa Rican coffee is typically very clean and sweet.

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