roast profile: ESPRESSO
tasting notes: BERRY JAM - CHOCOLATE - SWEET & WINEY
origin: COSTA RICA
producer: ROBELO FAMILY
process: RED HONEY
elevation (MASL): 820-1400
WINTER WONDERLAND (espresso)
The coffee farm in Costa Rica, Aquiares devotes 80% of its land to growing Specialty coffee and the remaining 20% to conservation. Coffee plots are interlaced with over a dozen natural springs and almost 20 kilometres in streams, all protected with buffer zones in line with Rainforest Alliance certification. These streams form a network of natural corridors through the farm that connect the large protected forests in the two river valleys, providing a healthy environment for the local animals, birds, and plants.
ESPERANZA is a variety unique to Aquiares, which carries not only the name, but the actual hope for tackling climate change over the next decades. With great vigour and pest resistance, inherited from its Sarchimor parent, and elegant cup characteristics from it's Ethiopian parent.