Raspberry, Granny smith, Fudge
This coffee is grown by the Aguilera brothers in the province of Naranjo, in the volcanic Northern Cordiles corridor of the Western Valley; this coffee is cultivated at an altitude of 1,450 metres above sea level. Most of their coffee is of the Villa Sarchi variety, which is native to the area and excellent in the cup. Villa Sarchi is a Bourbon mutation like Caturra and Pacas, originally found in Naranjo.
Toño is honey processed, similar to the pulped natural method. No water is involved when the cherry is removed, so mucilage sticks to the bean. The fruit is removed from the seed of the coffee bush and left to dry. Water is a precious commodity in this area of Naranjo, so this method suits the location very well.
The coffee ends up clustering whilst drying because there is so much mucilage that it must be turned regularly to stop this. Aguilera brothers are well-versed in this method and are some of the most skilled in Costa Rica.
- Farm/Mill: Toño, Aguilera family
- Region: Naranjo
- Variety: Villa Sarchi
- Process: Yellow Honey
- Altitude: 1450 masl
- Harvest Date: March 2022
- Roast Date: November 2022