Clean & Crisp
Green Tea, Red Dates, Orange
Produced by: Don Alfonso Robello
Estate: Finca Aquiares
Why we love this coffee:
I always loved this farm. Every time I see it on the list, It's always on my to-buy coffees. We launch the Anaerobic Natural Esperanza some time ago and it was really popular. It was a really fun coffee to work with
Now this washed coffee makes me feel like it's going back to the roots. It's clean, it's crispy, it's super drinkable. Definitely an everyday coffee
About The Coffee
Aquiares, one of Costa Rica’s largest and most historic coffee farms, sits high on the fertile slopes of the Turrialba Volcano. Having produced coffee for over a century, the farm has developed an enduring model; one that manages to protect a stunning natural setting, support a thriving local community of 1,800 people and of course, grow high-quality Arabica coffee.
Established by British farmers in 1890, Aquiares was one of the first estates to produce and export Costa Rican coffee. In 1971, the farm was purchased by its current owners, three families, who have worked together with the farm’s staff and community to implement a modern model of sustainable agriculture. Today, the Estate is the largest continuous coffee farm in Costa Rica, covering 924 hectares, 80% of which is shade-grown Arabica.
The ‘Don Alfonso’ lots represent the very best of the harvest from the famous Aquiares Estate. The lot is named after Don Alfonso Robelo, patriarch to one of the owner families who took over farm management in 1971. One of Robelo’s main priorities was to improve the social welfare of farmworkers and the wider community: it only seems fitting that the top lot be named after a true visionary.