Origin Information

Grower
Hans Aeberhard | Hacienda La Candelaria
Variety
Bourbon, Catuai, and Villa Sarchi
Region
Candelaria, Palmares, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Harvest
December - January
Altitude
1200 - 1400 masl
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Full natural and dried on raised beds
Certifications
Rainforest

Background Details

There is nowhere like Costa Rica when it comes to coffee processing innovations. Just ask Hans Aeberhard who has dedicated the better half of 40 years perfecting a variety of processing techniques at his family's 150-acre estate called La Candelaria in the West Valley within the province of Alajuela. Hans uses his own mill where cherry selection and drying are meticulously executed. This natural processed coffee is an example of precisely executed methods of drying coffee inside the cherry, which eliminates the need to wash the coffee and greatly reduces the environmental impact, while at the same time, producing an expressive cup profile.