Costa Rica - Volcan Azul - SL28
Location: Alajuela, Central Valley
Process Station: Volcan Azul
Producer: Alejo Castro
Harvest Date: January - March 2021
Received Date: January 2021
Growing Altitude: 1600-1650 meter
Processing Method: Natural
Total Volume Ordered: 420 kg
Roast: Light Roast
Flavour Notes: Blackberry, Florals & Plums
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
This particular coffee is carefully picked and milled at Alejo's estate, finally being processed using a natural process. This involves leaving 50% of the mucilage during the fermentation and drying process, imparting a complex floral and fruity flavour profile within the coffee.
This is the second year that we're working with this excellent varietal, however this is the first year that Alejo has used a natural process when fermenting this coffee and we're really excited by the results.
Learn more about this varietal on the World Coffee Research.