DIEGO & ALBERTO GUARDIA
Father and son Diego & Alberto are the owners of the Hacienda Sonora estate in the Central Valley region of Costa Rica.
"Our business is to create high quality green coffee micro-lots that we harvest on our land. We produce eight different coffee varietals, which we process under special techniques such as the honey and natural methods.
Our commitment is to achieve the best quality among our different varietals while maintaining perfect harmony with nature and our staff. We specialize in creating unique green coffee for those who seek exotic and well rounded cups.
Our goal is to have fun, meet great people from different parts of the world, have a positive impact on the environment and on the people that surround our business, all while producing outstanding coffees."
Hacienda Sonora is located in the Central Valley of Costa Rica, at the foot of the world renowned Poas Volcano. The farm’s area is approximately 100 hectares, which is composed of 55 hectares of shaded coffee, 35 hectares of wild forest reserve and 10 hectares of sugar cane. The average altitude is 1,200 m (or 3,900 ft) above sea level.
Origin: Costa Rica
Estate: Hacienda Sonora
Owners: Diego & Alberto Guardia
Region: Central Valley
Altitude: 1200 m.a.s.l.
Varietal: Red Catuai
Cetification: Rainforest Alliance
Tasting Notes: Notes of vanilla with a lively acidity and a rich body. Well balanced with flavours of tropical fruit, toffee & caramel. An exceptional coffee with a delicious unique sweetness. Perfect for espresso or filter.
Cup Score: 85+
Each and every one of our spotlight coffees gets put through the paces of our tasting team. Our coffee gurus will roast, grind, dose and brew this coffee in a number of different ways to get the very best out of it, so that we can share this with you.
TASTE PANEL COMMENTS:
"We love this coffee for its complexity, tropical and exotic undertones, a sophisticated coffee
that leaves a really soft taste in the throat"
Best Roast Profile : SBR ROAST PROFILE 3
Best Brew Method : Chemex
Best Beverage : Black Filter
Most Distinctive Flavour Notes : Vanilla
SBR STAR RATING