For this year's Holiday Roast, we were able to get our hands on a super rare, ultra-tasty bit of Costa Rica. This coffee hails from the Colorado farm in Costa Rica's central valley. For the producers at the Colorado farm, this bean is the culmination of years of hard work and careful cultivation. Only a limited amount of this coffee was grown, and we're one of the few companies to be able to offer this rare and beautifully crafted micro-lot. Because of the limited supply, we're offering this coffee in a half-pound portion along with a collectible silver tin you can use for storing all kinds of secret stuff. Also, because of the limited supply, this one won't last too long, so do the right thing and order up a bag; think of it as an investment in your taste buds and overall quality of life!
Do you hear that?
It's the sound of 10,000 taste buds applauding.
Here is some more info on the coffee, mill and farm if you want to totally geek out or read about it while you sip it:
Sonora has a well known reputation for commitment to quality micro-lots, specific varietal and processing separation, and fulfilling their goal to leave a positive impact on the environment and people that surround their business. All of the energy consumed by the farm is 100% renewable energy harvested on the farm powering the mill and electricity for local workers. All of Sonora’s coffees are processed at their mill by Natural or Honey process resulting in very sweet, cocoa, and enhanced body complementing the cup. Using the Honey method saves over three gallons of water per pound of coffee, and the Natural process doesn’t use any water.
Colorado is a farm located 10 miles away from Sonora at the base of the Poas and the Barva volcanoes. The farm belongs to some old friends of Sonora, Roberto and Daniel (brothers), who have received help with proper farming and harvesting to improve their quality from Sonora. Their farm has been in their family for three generations of which they've split production between milk, limes, and coffee. They are moving towards 75% of their production being coffee.
The coffee was milled at Hacienda Sonora with the Black Honey process. Roberto and Daniel are very excited about their coffee and are looking forward to continue growing in volume and different varietals. We are excited to see this relationship grow!
Region: Carrillos Altos de Poas, Alajuela
Growing Altitude: 1800masl
Arabica Variety: Caturra
Harvest Period: DEC - MAR
Milling Process: HONEY
Special Programs: Green Energy Generation at the farm, Free Housing for workers.
Carrillos Altos de Poas, Alajuela
Tropical Fruit, Pineapple, Juicy
Bright, Crisp, Sweet