Espresso Single Origin: Volcan Azul


Country Of Origin: Costa Rica
Region: West Valley
Process: Natural
Varietal: Caturra
Altitude: 1500-1700
Farmer: Alejo Castro Khale
Flavour Note: Blueberry, pineapple, almond

Volcan Azul is in a class of its own. It’s producer, Alejo Castro Khale, is a fifth generation coffee farmer and Cup of Excellence award winner, standing with 150 years of experience behind him.

For 40 years his family have been working towards acquiring 1,500 acres of rainforest for preservation, helping promote biodiversity and reducing the effects of climate change. On farm, all coffee cherries are picked when they are at an ideal ripeness of between 22% and 28% brix (sugar content).

Once harvesting, the cherries are meticulously processed using a Natural method. At P&R, we had the honour of meeting Alejo in 2017. Experiencing his passion and expertise made it abundantly clear why Volcan Azul is able to produce award winning coffee year in, year out.

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