AQUIARES ESTATE, Costa Rica 10oz
ASIAN PEAR | HONEY | TOASTED HAZELNUT
Producer: Diego Robelo
Altitude: 1200 meters
Varietal: Caturra Peaberry
Founded in 1890, the Aquiares estate is the largest coffee farm in Costa Rica. Over a century later, it has established itself as one of the most progressive coffee farms in the world. In the later part of the 20th century, the farm began selling the employee housing that they had offered so that farmers could own their own house - creating security for both. The farm slowly transformed into a community. Today the Aquiares estate is a farm, mill, nature preserve, and test site for planting hybrid coffee varieties as well as exploring new processing methods and conducting environmental studies about coffee agroforestry. The farm is Rainforest Alliance certified Carbon Neutral.