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Costa Rica, Aquiares - Anaerobic Honey

Costa Rica, Aquiares - Anaerobic Honey

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Country: Costa Rica
Farm: Aquiares Estate
Producer: Diego Robelo
Location: Turrialba
Elevation: 1200masl
Process: Anaerobic Honey
Variety: Centroamericano
Taste: Sweet, lime, red wine


The Aquiares estate is managed by Diego Robelo. Under his direction the farm has changed its attitude to coffee and its exploration of its potential.
By adopting new types, embracing excellent agricultural management practices, and experimenting with processing, Aquiares has emerged as a leader among Costa Rican and Central American specialty coffee growers.
Aquiares focuses on carbon neutrality and measures its greenhouse gas emissions to calculate its carbon emissions against its offsets. In addition to capturing carbon, the farm’s protected biological corridors have long ensured the wellbeing of local animals and plants. The farm also welcomes researchers from around the world to conduct agricultural and environmental studies on their land, with the region being the home of the Center for Tropical Agricultural Research and Education, one of Central America’s premier crop research and development sites
Centroamericano H1 is an F1 hybrid variety generated by crossing the Sarchimor T- 5296 and a wild Rume Sudan variety. This cultivar has been distributed among coffee producers in Central America over the last decade and the first productive harvests are now available. Turrialba’s climate is well suited to growing this new variety, which has a potential for very high yields and is very resistant to leaf rust.
The Centroamericano variety was especially selected for Anaerobic Honey processing because of its high mucilage content. The cherries are floated for sorting, washed, and then pulped before being placed in sealed stainless steel tanks fitted with one-way valves. The pulped coffee is fermented in this anaerobic environment for 24 hours. The fermented coffee is then dried, first for two days on a ceramic patio and then finished on layered beds in a solar dryer until reaching its ideal humidity.

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