Costa Rica - Volcan Azul - H1
Location: Alajuela, Central Valley
Process Station: Volcan Azul
Producer: Alejo Castro
Harvest Date: January - March 2022
Received Date: October 2022
Growing Altitude: 1600-1650 meter
Processing Method: Yellow honey processed
Total Volume Ordered: 750 kg
Roast: Light Roast
Flavour Notes: Stone fruit, florals & Nougat
These recipes reflect the approach to coffee served in our Showroom.
The filter recipe is based on our own april Brewers (flat-based) and our april Paper Filters. As for espresso, the recipes are designed using a Modbar AV.
All of our grind settings reference a Ditting Sweet Lab 804 or a Mahlkonig EK43. You can adjust your grind settings as necessary and use the recommended brew time as a reference.
About the farm
Volcan Azul is a truly remarkable coffee estate located in the Alajuela region of Costa Rica and overseen by Don Alejo Castro. The fifth generation of his family to tend to the land, Alejo is an incredibly knowledgeable farmer, and the estate has a rich history which can be clearly traced back to the late 19th century.
The farm produces a vast variety of cultivars and varietals, such as Catuai, Caturra, Obata, Villa Sarchi and Gesha. Alejo continues to propagate new varietals every season, with the objective to continuously experiment and add diversity to his harvest.
About the coffee
This particular H1 hybrid is an incredible coffee, which has been carefully yellow honey processed on the estate to accentuate it's distinct character. As a hybrid of the famed Sudan Rume varietal, combined with a research varietal derived from a Sarchimore, this coffee posses both the delicate floral and red fruit notes of a Sudan Rume whilst maintaining flavour intensity and a rich body.
This is the fourth season we have been working with this excellent coffee, and we're pleased to announce that the quantity of the harvest this year was much more substantial so we'll be able to offer this coffee for a much longer period.