AQUIARES ESTATE, Costa Rica 10oz
PRUNE | MACADAMIA | MILK CHOCOLATE
Producer: Diego Robelo
Altitude: 1200 meters
Varietal: Mixed Peaberry
This is our third year working with the Aquiares Estate in Costa Rica. This time again we've brought in their peaberry lot, which we find to be a great representation of Costa Rican coffee. Notes of toasted nuts and milk chocolate accompanied by a pleasant sweetness with notes of dried fruits - raisin and prune. Very approachable, very enjoyable.
The Aquiares Estate is a leader in sustainability - it is Rainforest Alliance certified and has been carbon neutral since 2016. In addition to capturing carbon, the farm’s protected biological corridors have long ensured the wellbeing of local animals and plants. Aquiares also welcomes researchers from around the world to conduct agricultural and environmental studies on their land. Projects have included investigating the benefits of agroforestry on soil health and observing the diverse bird and wildlife species that thrive in an agroecological environment. Furthermore, Diego has worked to create a sustainable community at Aquiares transforming it into a small town. Overtime, he's sold off many of the properties on the farm so that now the workers and their families own their own houses and live there year round.