With flavor notes of plum, almond and lemon, this washed single origin from Turrialba in Costa Rica makes for a smooth and fruity cup – particularly great for the cafetiere and AeroPress.
Produced by the famous Aquiares Estate, this ‘Don Alfonso’ microlot represents the best of the harvest and is named after one of the finding patriarchs who made the social welfare of farm workers and the wider community his main priority.
Sitting high on the fertile slopes of Turrialba Volcano, the farm has continuously produced coffee for over a century, supporting a thriving local community of over 1,800 people.
Aquiares is also an international leader in environmental sustainability. The farm has long seen the connection between agricultural, environmental and social health, and has been conducting research since the 1950s. More recently, in 2007, the farm was the very first to calculate its carbon balance and today is the main test plot for the Carbon-Flux project, which measures greenhouse gas exchange between the farm and atmosphere.