Costa Rica | Hacienda Colima, Caturra Natural
Cup characteristics: Red Berries, Light Florals, Citrus
Process | Natural
Varietal | Caturra
MASL | 1350 - 1500
Hacienda Colima has been in the Castro - Kahle family since the 1840's. Currently it is run by Alejo Kahle Castro, a fifth generation producer whose dedication to quality and innovation has seen him picking up second place in COE with his other farm Volcan Azul.
Perched on the slopes of the Barva volcano at 1350 - 1500 MASL, Hacienda Colima is 14km as the crow flies from Volcan Azul, where the ripe cherries are taken to be processed. The main crop on the farm is sugarcane, but this is quickly changing as the demand for excellent quality Costa Rican coffees continues to grow.
Today, the production process starts with planting coffee trees on highly fertile volcanic soil above 1400 MASL, in three different regions of Costa Rica.