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Finca Chayote - Costa Rica

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€9,80

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Country
Variaties 
COSTA RICA
VILLA SARCHI
Region
Quality
NARANJO, WEST VALLEY
HONEY PROCESSED - MICROLOT
Process
Producer
WASHED
FINCA CHAYOTE 
Finca Chayote - Costa Rica

Tasting notes

Caramelized sugar — Lemon-lime — Heavy mouthfeel

The Aguileras are a family of 12 brothers and sisters who are second-generation coffee producers in the West Valley. Their father was one of the first coffee growers in the area, and planted his farm 70 years ago: Neighboring farmers warned him that coffee wouldn't grow there, but now the area is rich with coffee lands. His children, the Aguilera Brothers, work together to produce coffee: Most of the siblings own farmland, and they comanage the micromill they installed with the earnings from their fourth-place Cup of Excellence win in 2007.
At first their father was skeptical about the mill, but he was pleased by the results:Before they had the mill, the family was selling its coffee to a local cooperative anddid not have any connection with the roasters who bought the lots. "No one everyvisited before," says brother Erasmo, the general manager of the micromill. "Nowwe get feedback, and we hear who likes the coffee and how we can make it better."They have a nursery in which they are growing many different varieties, includingGesha and SL-28, as well as Bourbon and Villa Sarchi. They aim to grow "a balanceof good-quality and rust-resistant varieties."
This lot is a selection of Villa Sarchi, which is a Costa Rican variety that is a dwarf Bourbon mutation discovered near the town of Sarchi.