Back in the spring of 2016 we made our first trip to Costa Rica with the goal in mind of getting something truly special. We were delighted to find this instant favorite and purchased the entire lot. Since then we've met with Grower Juan Jose Araya Acuña both stateside and most recently this spring at his farm in the mountains to the west of San Jose where head roaster Chris got to tour his stunningly picturesque finca.
He's been busy fine tuning the delicate honey process he uses to dry this coffee and the results keep getting better. This year the Aurora has a depth, creaminess, and dynamism has us super excited.
Geography – San Juanillo, Naranjo city, Alajuela province, Costa Rica
Contributing farmer – Juan Jose Araya Acuña and his staff
Variety – Caturra
Altitude – 4900 feet
Preparation/Grade – Honey process, sun dried on patios, micro lot
802 Cupping notes – Cane sugar and plum, dynamic, creamy with a sweet finish