Costa Rica - Volcan Azul - H17
Location: Alajuela, Central Valley
Process Station: Volcan Azul
Producer: Alejo Castro
Harvest Date: January - March 2023
Received Date: June 2023
Growing Altitude: 1600-1650 meter
Processing Method: Natural
Total Volume Ordered: 420 kg
Roast: Light Roast
Flavour Notes: Cane Sugar, Nougat & Plum
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. 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
The H17 is originally a cross from Caturra and an Ethiopian landrace.
Usually displays floral flavors and fruit characters, a very balanced cup with a pronounced sweetness.