Costa Rica Volcan Azul San Isidro Microlot

Regular price £9.50 GBP

We are thrilled to introduce the first of several lots from our long-standing partners at Volcan Azul, Costa Rica. Over the years, we have received truly remarkable lots from Alejo and his team, and this year is no exception.

The San Isidro variety is a local mutation of Caturra that has developed over years of cultivation at Volcan Azul situated within the Region of San Isidro de Grecia. 

Volcan Azul is located in Central Valley on slopes of Poás Volcano, after which the farm takes its name (Blue Volcano).

Alejo belongs to the 5th generation of farmers taking care of Volcan Azul. Because of the knowledge that has been passed down throughout the generations- they have a lot of experience and tradition in producing high quality specialty coffee. 

The farm has currently planted 40 different varieties of Arabica coffee trees, which gives the farm unique flexibility and diversity in terms of the flavour profiles it can offer. Each variety is separated and processed individually, either as washed, red/yellow honey or natural.

The skill of matching the right varieties with different microclimates on the farm and later with the right processing method is key to Volcan Azul’s success.

It doesn’t come as a surprise that their coffees have won numerous awards and competitions. With this lot, you'll find that it produces a very balanced cup with great body and high sweetness.

We can't wait for you to try it! 

Read more about Alejo's farm here

Process

Before harvesting the cherries are being often measured for their ripeness using refractometers.

Once they reach peak of their sweetness the cherries are manually picked and brought to the on-farm wet mill. There the cherries are washed, imperfections removed and the cherries are spread out onto drying patios in thin layers.

They are constantly turned to allow slow and even drying. Once the cherries reach final moisture they’re moved into the on-farm dry mill where the husks are removed and coffee is prepared for export.

  • Region: Grecia, Central Valley
  • Variety: San Isidro
  • Process: Natural
  • Altitude: 1500 - 1750 masl
  • Tasting: Apricot, Almond & Madagascan Vanilla
  • Aroma: Stewed Strawberry
  • Acidity/Body: Medium/Full