We have selected coffee from Volcan Azul, a renowned farm in Costa Rica, to represent our new coffee release, Cosmic Candy! This is our second year working with the team at Volcan Azul and we are extremely excited to bring this coffee to you.
The 150 Hectare farm is run by producer Alejo Castro & his family in the West Valley area of Costa Rica. Alejo is a fifth generation descendant of renowned specialty coffee producers, some who started planting specialty coffee over 200 years ago! Now, with years of family tradition and experience in specialty coffee, Alejo’s mission for the farm is focusing on improving coffee quality while making a positive impact on the environment. Alejo is committed to sustainability and traceability. Retaining nearly 200 hectares of natural forest in the farm while using honeybees to increase the biodiversity. Volcan Azul is able to grow, ferment, and process all of the coffee on site, meaning the system is fully contained from tree to container.
The H1 Hybrid varietal has been processed ‘natural’ to bring out its most distinctive traits. The coffee was fermented for 1 day in an open tank and dried for 8 days on raised beds. H1 is a research varietal derived from a Sarchimore combined with the well known Sudan Rume varietal, this coffee accentuates on high level of black fruit sweetness accompanied by silky texture.
Cosmic Candy is a great example of a coffee comprising of a balanced profile with deep fruit flavours and high level of sweetness.