COUNTRY: Costa Rica
REGION: Carrillos Altos de Poas, Alajuela
FARM: Hacienda Sonora
CULTIVAR: Red and Yellow Catuai, Bourbon, Geisha, Villalobos and Villa Sarchi
ELEVATION: 1200-1300 masl
PROCESS: Honey, Natural
ROAST PROFILE: Light
OTHER NOTES: Single origin
Diego Guardia’s family owns Hacienda Sonora which specializes in honey and natural processes. Sonora is reputed for its quality micro-lots, specific varietal and processing separation, and leaving a positive impact on the environment and people that surround their business.
All of the energy consumed by the farm is harvested there and 100% renewable, powering the mill and electricity for local workers.
Sonora classifies their coffee types depending on the process used in the pulping stages. Using the Honey method saves over three gallons of water per pound of coffee, and the Natural process doesn’t use any water.