COSTA RICA: Aquiares ESTATE NATURAL COFFEE – Don Alfonso
COSTA RICA: AQUIARES ESTATE NATURAL – DON ALFONSO
This naturally processed Costa Rican is bursting with tropical fruit flavours, it’s a perfect summer brew.
Farm Aquiares Estate
Altitude: 800 to 1,400 metres above sea level
Varietal: Centroamericano F1
A beautiful & clean natural Costa Rican with flavours of Pineapple, Kiwi and Honeydew Melon. It has a syrupy mouthfeel and a long pleasant aftertaste.
Works well as espresso and filter, would also make a delicious cold brew!
AQUARIUS ESTATE NATURAL COFFEE is grow on the Aquiares Farm and is one of Costa Rica’s largest and most historic coffee farms. It sits high on the fertile slopes of the Turrialba Volcano. Producing coffee continuously for over a century, the farm has developed an enduring model for growing high quality Arabica coffee, protecting a stunning natural setting, and supporting a thriving local community of 1,800 people
Nestled between the Aquiares and Turrialba Rivers,“Aquiares” means “land between rivers” in Costa Rica’s Huetar indigenous language. The region where the farm is located used to be the centre for this pre-Columbian civilization,Guayabo National Monument, Costa Rica’s most important indigenous settlement, is just 5 km (3.1 miles) away.
The land of Aquiares is blessed with infinite sources of clean water, and even provides drinking water to three communities down -stream.
Coffee plots are interlaced with natural springs and countless streams and rivers,all of which are protected with forested buffer zones. The network of natural corridors throughout the farm connects the large preserved forests in the two river valleys, providing a healthy environment for the local animals, birds, and plants.
This special ‘Don Alfonso’ coffee represents the very best of the harvest from the famous Aquiares Estate in Turrialba, Costa Rica. ‘Don Alfonso’ coffees bear the name of Don Alfonso Robelo, patriarch of one of the owning families of the estate who took over farm management in 1992 and made the social welfare of farm workers and the wider community one of his main priorities. Don Alfonso is a true visionary;his son, Diego, follows in his Father’s footsteps by taking the farm to new heights.
As coffee cherries come from the field the same day that they are picked, they move into Aquiares’ own wet mill.