Aguilera Bros., Finca Chayote (Natural)
Unroasted – Net Weight 32 ounces (908 grams)
The 12 Aguilera brothers and sisters are the family's second generation in coffee. The brothers work the mill and farms themselves, with almost no hired labor aside from pickers during the harvest. With help from the third generation, they work the mill and the drying patios, prune the coffee fields, fertilize, and more. The Aguileras understand and control quality at the farm level and mill level. They dry-milled this excellent microlot using the “natural process” from coffee they grew themselves at Finca Chayote, more than 5,000 feet above sea level.
This coffee is of the Villa Sarchi dwarf variety, a Bourbon mutation that originated in Naranjo. It's seldom found outside of the West Valley. It's excellent in the cup – often floral, with intense and elegant acidity, high fruit tones (like passion fruit), and pleasing sweetness.
Coffee has been cultivated in Costa Rica since 1779. Currently, the regions producing the best quality are Tarrazu, West Valley, and Central Valley. Coffee production here is threatened by a real estate boom that's converting coffee farms into prime developments with skyrocketing values. Near San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, private homes share mountainsides with coffee farms.
Roasting: We conservatively recommend that you roast this, and most Costa Rican coffees, to City / Medium – with no oil on the surface of the roasted beans.
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