Tasting Notes: Cherry juice, red wine-gums & amaretto sour notes with cola tanginess & full body
PRODUCER: Diego Guardia
FARM: Hacienda Sonora
ALTITUDE: 1200-1300 MASL
Our first coffee from Costa Rica in years so we thought we would make it a fruity banger! This delightful naturally processed, very high scoring lot has been produced by Diego Guardia from his extraordinary Hacienda Sonora which is at the forefront of modern agronomy techniques.
Hacienda Sonora sits at the foot of the Poas Volcano. The farm operates on 100% renewable energy generated by a hydroelectric generator that transform rushing rivers into energy. The energy fuels the wet & dry mills and provides free electricity for everyone living and working on the farm. On the whole, Hacienda Sonora has shared their success generously, paying fair wages to all workers & bolstering the local community economy.
Hacienda Sonora has its own micromill, which enables the farm to keep lots separated by variety & create unique microlots. The mill is centrally located, right next to a traditional sugarcane mill that’s been preserved intact for over 150 years.
This lot is naturally processed. In fact, all coffees at Hacienda Sonora are either honey or natural processed to reduce wastewater & further protect the environment.
After selective handpicking, ripe cherry is laid to dry on either the farm’s raised beds or its patio where it is turned frequently to promote even drying.