Costa Rica - Volcan Azul - Gesha
Location: Alajuela, Central Valley
Process Station: Volcan Azul
Producer: Alejo Castro
Harvest Date: January - March 2021
Received Date: December 2021
Growing Altitude: 1600-1650 meter
Processing Method: Yellow Honey Anaerobic
Total Volume Ordered: 90 kg
Roast: Light Roast
Flavour Notes: Floral, Peach, Cane Sugar
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 lot of Gesha, is an intense and complex coffee with a distinct acidity profile reminiscent of hibiscus and tropical fruit. It's a coffee with not only exceptional taste attributes, but also a great combination of flavours distinctly from both the varietal and the terroir of Volcan Azul.
We've been lucky enough to purchase this Gesha varietal in three differing processes to release throughout the season and it has confidently become one of our favourite Geshas to brew and enjoy at home and in the showroom.
Learn more about this varietal on the World Coffee Research.