Costa Rica Hacienda Sonora Dwarf Caturra Natural

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  • Country: Costa Rica

    Region: Carrillos Alto de Poás, Alajuela, Central Valley

    Farm: Hacienda Sonora

    Farmer/Grower: Alberto and Diego Guardia

    Cultivar: Dwarf caturra (Venecia)

    Processing: Natural

    Altitude: 1300 m.a.s.l.

    Humidity: 10.5%

    Density: 1.15 g/ml

    Harvest Date: February, 2022

    Arrival Date: September, 2022

    Grade: SHG

    Marks: 005-0025-0289-P11255-20

    SCA Cupping Score: 85.50

  • Fragrance of blackberry with a mulled wine aroma, flavor notes of fresh cocoa, strawberry and watermelon, aftertaste of cooked fruit and pie crust. Tart raspberry acidity, heavy body with a juicy mouthfeel.
  • Light/medium to medium/dark roasts would show off this coffee best. The tart acidity is prevalent in lighter roasts and can be muted more or less to preference by pushing the coffee darker. The fruity sweetness will shine through at medium roast levels while darker roasts will show less of the fruit character and more of the cooked fruits.

At Hacienda Sonora, hand-picked cherries are first dunked in water for floater separation, before the beans are dried inside the fruit (rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees). The cherries are dried on a black tarp on top of grass for 12 days using different layers depending on the drying stage (always covered at night). These controls keep temperatures low which preserves cup quality and shelf life of the coffee. After 12 days, the coffee is moved to the warehouse to rest for 3 days (at 14% humidity) before getting a final dry in a mechanical dryer (which allows better uniformity) at temperatures that never exceed 35C. Once the coffee reaches a humidity of 10.5%, it rests for 2 Months before being hauled out of the dry husk and then going through weight, screen, density and color sorting.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
John Uriarte
Bright and Juicy!

Cupped 12-29-22 - cherry cola, sweet, strawberry, great tasting, juicy, watermelon. I can't wait to pull a shot of this for espresso tomorrow!
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