Costa Rica Hacienda Sonoro
Flavor profile: Cherry, Nectarine, Pomello, Blueberry, Forret Noir Cake, Velvety Body, Chocolate mint aftertaste
All orders are processed the same day and sent as soon as the coffee is roasted, no longer than the next Wednesday.
*All bags will be shipped as whole beans. Please mention in order notes if you want it grinded.
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Hacienda Sonora is a family farm located in the Central Valley of Costa Rica at the foot of the Poas Volcano in Carrillo, Alajuela. Diego is the fifth generation of coffee producers in his family. The farm’s area is approximately 100 hectares, with 55 hectares of shaded coffee, 35 hectares of wild forest reserve, and 10 hectares of sugarcane. Coffee on Hacienda Sonora grows in an environment surrounded by diverse trees and other vegetation, providing excellent conditions for quality production and improving the chemistry of the already naturally rich volcanic soil. Thanks to the farm’s diverse ecosystem, many different species of birds and animals call the farm their natural habitat.
The farm’s micro mill is at the heart of Hacienda Sonora next to a 150-year-old, fully-preserved traditional sugarcane press called a Trapiche. All coffee from Sonora is processed using Honey or Natural methods to both obtain distinct sweetness in the cup and enhance the fruit notes that compliment the body of the cup profiles resulting from the different varieties grown on the farm. Through the farm’s many generations of operation, proper care for the environment has been of major importance. Employing only Natural and Honey processing methods eliminates water usage and saves three gallons of water per pound of coffee that would have been used in Washed processing. 100% of the power consumed by the farm is generated from renewable energy sources on the property. Sustainable power is harvested from a natural freshwater stream with a special turbine known as a Pelton Wheel. This energy supplies power to the coffee mill and generates a portion of free electricity for workers living on the farm. Hacienda Sonora provides free accommodations, including most household
utilities, for each worker and their families in the farm’s houses. All employees enjoy the full benefits of the Costa Rica health insurance system.
Producer Diego Guardia and his father Alberto hold Hacienda Sonora to high standards of social and environmental responsibility as well as to the production of high-quality coffee. The Obata varietal is a new hybrid, crossed between two other natural hybrids, Timor Hybrid and Villa Sarchi. Pedigree selection made by the Instituto Agronomico of Sao Paulo State in Campinas, Brazil. It was released in Brazil in 2000 and brought to Costa Rica for commercial release in 2014 by the Costa Rican Coffee Institute (ICAFE). Hybrids are highly researched by all Agricultural Institutes in the hope of developing leaf rust (a disease that attacks coffee plants and has destroyed many farms across the globe) resistant plants that provide exceptional coffees at lower altitudes conditions such as the ones generated by global warming.
This lot is a beak of hope that even in the uncertain times that lie ahead we can still have amazing coffees
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