Costa Rica - Hacienda Sonora | Milenio Piramide Honey
This natural processed coffee is sweet, full, and fruity with notes that remind us of:
Marmalade | Grapefruit | Toffee | Jasmine | Plum | Almond
Origin: Costa Rica
Farm: Hacienda Sonora
Farmer: Alberto and Diego Guardia
Region: Central Valley
Elevation: 1300 MASL
Process: Piramide Honey
Drying method: Covered Patio & Pyramid layered method
The Milenio (H10) variety is a first generation hybrid that is a cross between the rust resistant T5296 and Ethiopian landrace Sudan Rume. It performs very well at high altitudes and is well adapted to agroforestry conditions. The yield potential for this coffee is very high as well.
Great on both filter and espresso
We have a special place on our hearts and our shelf for Hacienda Sonora. We were one of the first companies in Canada to roast and sell Diego's coffee. We also had a chance to meet Diego in Montreal which solidified our relationship. Knowing Diego and how much he cares about his coffee and his staff really make us want to carry Diego's coffee every year. Plus... his coffees are dynamite.
More about Hacienda Sonora and this coffee:
Hacienda Sonora aims to progress specialty coffee in Costa Rica by working with more than 20 varietals and several unique processing methods. The farm has been in the Guardia family for more than 100 years but has focused exclusively on specialty coffee since 1999. During the "Piramide" drying process, the coffees are covered early in the afternoon when the temperature is hot, then piled up in a pyramid layered way to modulate the temperature of the cherries throughout the day. This helps to even out the fermentation and avoid development of "boozy" flavours sometimes associated with naturals. These evolving tactics plus impeccable organization and dedication to sustainability makes this one of the most progressive farms in Costa Rica. This lot is a honey lot which mean that the skin of the coffee were removed during processing.