We're pleased to offer this unique and impressive microlot from Aquiares Estate in Costa Rica - a progressive, carbon-negative farm with exemplary sustainability practices. In the cup, we find this anaerobic natural to have a silky caramel body, great aromatics of ripe fruit - apricot and strawberry, a rich milk chocolate sweetness and mouthfeel with just the right amount of bright, grapefruit acidity.
The Esperanza variety is a relatively new F1 hybrid unique to Aquiares Estate. Originally identified as L04A05 when it was developed, producer Diego Robelo chose the name Esperanza, which translates to 'Hope' in English, to indicate the hope that experimental varieties like this offer for the future of coffee farming in a changing climate.
Raisinet, green apple, sweet lemon and brown sugar
Reminiscent of Raisinet candy, this Honduran coffee From De La Finca Coffee's experimental Marcala Farm Project gives us brown sugar sweetness, with subtle wine notes hinting towards the anaerobic processing. A top note of succulent green apple provides a balanced malic acidity for a clear, bright, and well-rounded cup.
A portion of proceeds from this coffee are donated to Educate2Envision, promoting education initiatives and youth scholarships in rural Honduras.
Smooth, nutty, and chocolatey with a dried cherry sweetness, this balanced and full-bodied natural will make a great addition to your daily routine. Cerrado Mineiro is the first region in Brazil to receive protected Designation of Origin status - a program which promotes traceability and transparency in the coffee supply chain.