Fragrance and aroma of dark fruits, notes of black tea, strawberry, berries, aftertaste of rose, melon and dried fruit. Very mellow citrus acidity, soft and delicate light/medium body. Complex cup profile.
The complexity of this coffee really stands out! We prefer to maintain this complexity with very light roasts. Roasting into the medium range will soften some of the florals and subtle acidity while bringing the fruit and sweetness to the front.
In the 1970’s when Alberto took over the farm he began planting the majority of the land with coffee and shortly after it became the main source of income. In 1999 with historical low coffee prices Alberto invested in a Mill in order to be able to maximize his quality, in order to do so he became a pioneer in very alternative processing techniques at the time such as Honey and Naturals.
All of the energy consumed by the farm is 100% renewable energy harvested on the farm. This energy supplies power to the coffee mill and provides a portion of free electricity for some of the people who live and work at the farm. The green energy is harvested from a natural water stream with a special turbine, known as a Pelton Wheel.
Don Alberto also became living proof of how unique varieties could create different levels of complexity in the cup. Nowadays, Hacienda Sonora has more than 20 different varieties of plants in 80 hectares of coffee (+ 20 hectares of forest reserve) and is known to be a welcoming place for coffee lovers.