Costa Rica, Aquiares Estate

£12

 

This coffee is roasted for espresso.

Brewed best as an espresso, stove top or cafetière.

Taste notes of nectarine, caramel, sweet.

We were drawn to this estate due to their establishment as the first to fulfil the requirements of the Rainforest Alliance Climate Module, and their ongoing involvement in a University study to bring more sustainable practices to all coffee farmers.

 

Product Information

The Aquiares Estate was founded in 1890, and now has a thriving local community of 1,800 people across 924 hectares. Aquiares became the first farm in Costa Rica to fulfil the requirements of the Rainforest Alliance Climate Module. Their emissions are tracked to certify that they do not meaningfully contribute towards climate change.

Additionally, Aquiares is the basis of an ongoing study between the CIRAD Institute of France and the CATIE University of Costa Rica – the “Carbon-Flux” project measures greenhouse gas exchange between the farm plot and the atmosphere. Eventually, this research can be used by any coffee farmer to estimate the carbon sequestration potential of their farm.

Our Costa Rica, Aquiares Estate is best brewed as espresso, stove top or cafetière. This coffee will come as whole beans.

Our Recipe

This coffee is roasted for espresso. We recommend 18g of dry weight in, 32-34g of wet weight out, with an extraction time of 24s.

Product Specification

Region

Cartago

Producer

Diego Robelo

Process

Washed

Varietal

Centroamericano

Altitude

1200 – 1400 masl

Cup Score

84.5 points

Farm Gate

£5.93 per kg

FOB Price

£6.04 per kg

FOT Price

£7.21 per kg

Relationship Length

3 years

Importer

Algrano

Volume Purchased

18,975 kg