Costa Rica Aquiares Grand Peaberry Washed | 25 lb | A-3982
The region of Turrialba is Costa Rica’s hidden coffee gem. The city of Turrialba is a modest agricultural town in the Province of Cartago, and the coffee farms spread throughout the Canton of Turrialba, from smallholder plots to the country’s largest estates, produce coffees with a range of cup profiles and the most interesting genetic legacies.
Turrialba is home to CATIE, the Center for Tropical Agricultural Research and Education, one of Central America’s permier crop research and development sites as well as one of Latin America’s largest living coffee tree variety collection. Along with other research institutions, CATIE helped produce many of they hybrid and selected coffee varieties now common in Costa Rica and neighboring countries.
The Turrialba Volcano is still active today—it began erupting more consistently starting in 2014—and the region’s volcanic soil is rich with nutrients. The area’s farmers grow vegetables and sugarcane as well as coffee and landowners in the lower area raise beef cattle. Turrialba’s productive land supplies much of Costa Rica’s domestic needs and coffee prepared for export passes through the area’s private mills, which are more common here than the cooperatives organized in other cantons.
- CountryCosta Rica
- ProducerDiego Robelo
- FarmAquiares Estate
- VarietyMixed Variety Peaberry
- Elevation1200 meters
- Coffee CategoryReserve Lot
- Packaging25 lb box with GrainPro liner
- Tasting NotesDark Chocolate, Caramel, Roasted Almond, Orange