250 grams of whole roasted coffee beans.
Today the Aquiares farm is the largest coffee farm in Costa Rica with around 1 800 people working and living there. Alfonso Robelo, has been involved in the farm since 1980, and nowadays Alfonso's son, Diego, manages the farm. Under Diegos lead Aquiares has taken a fresh approach to specialty coffee. For example, they experiment a lot with hybrid varieties, such as this one, F1 centroamericano. This isn't the first time we buy coffee from Diego Robelos farm, but it's the first time in da Matteos history that we buy an anaerobic fermented lot. The Centroamericano variety was especially selected for anaerobic natural processing, because of its high mucilage content. First, the cherries are floated and washed with fresh water, but not depulped. Then the coffee cherries are placed in tanks to ferment, with its natural microorganisms and yeast present on the cherries.
Roast date: 28 July 2020
Taste profile: Sweet, with notes of ripe yellow plum, cherries and punsch praline
Producer: Diego Robelo
Process method: Anaerobic Fermentation Natural
Arabica variety: H1 Centroamericano F1 Hybrid
Altitude: 1200 meters above sea level
Harvested: November 2019 - March 2020