House Espresso – Black
Costa Rica, Aquiares Estate.
This coffee is roasted for espresso, and best suited for those who drink black coffee.
Brewed best as an espresso, stove top or cafetière.
Taste notes of chocolate and caramel, with a lively mouthfeel.
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.
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, and their emissions are tracked to certify that they do not meaningfully contribute to 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. This research can eventually be used by any coffee farmer in the world to estimate the carbon sequestration potential of their farm.
1200 – 1400 Masl