Costa Rica Aquiares - Centroamericano Anaerobic Natural - Micro Lot

Costa Rica Aquiares - Centroamericano Anaerobic Natural - Micro Lot

Light Roast

Cupping notes: Silky body, great aromatics, and a bold, fruity complexity. Apple, caramel, raspberry & cane sugar.

Region: Costa Rica

Varietal: F1 Centroamericano

Cross: Sarchimor x Rume Sudan

Elevation: 1200 - 1400 mts

Process: Fully ripe cherry is brought to the mill where floaters are separated. The heavy fruit is then placed inside a stainless steel barrel, mosto is incorporated and then the tank is sealed. The temperature and pH are checked twice a day, and once it reaches pH of 4.3 (1-2 days), it is opened and the cherry is taken to sun-dry for 10 days.

Drying: Sun-dried: 2 days pre-drying, ceramic floor. 10 days African raised bed, 28C – 45C range. Final mechanical drying in Guardiola, 1 day.



The Farm

The largest coffee farm in Costa Rica, Aquiares devotes 80% of its land to growing high quality coffee and the remaining 20% to conservation. Coffee plots are interlaced with over a dozen natural springs and almost 20 kilometers in streams, all protected with buffer zones in line with our 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.


What is a micro lot? -


Micro lots are special lots of coffee, selected for their high quality and unique flavour profiles. You will usually find microlots within larger farms or estates, grown in limited quantities and picked and processed entirely separately to the rest of the farm's lots. As roasters we devote extra time to develop our roast profile to bring out the best of this special coffee.

 

 

Roasted in small batches. 
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"Our mission is to provide high-quality, delicious coffee that has a positive impact from farm to cup. We focus on ethical, sustainable and organically grown coffees. Hand-crafted & roasted in the rainforest."