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Costa Rica - Don Alfonso Decaf


Cup Notes - A balanced cup with a pleasant nutty flavour up front and a slight dry berry acidity.
Process - Sparkling water decaf 
Altitude - 800 - 1400masl
Varietal - Marsellesa, Esperanza & Obatá
Location - Aquiares, Costa Rica

This special ‘Don Alfonso’ coffee represents the very best of the harvest from the famous Aquiares Estate in Turrialba, Costa Rica. ‘Don Alfonso’ coffees bear the name of Don Alfonso Robelo, patriarch of one of the owning families of the estate who took over farm management in 1992 and made the social welfare of farm workers and the wider community one of his main priorities. Don Alfonso is a true visionary: his son, Diego, follows in his father’s footsteps by taking the farm to new heights. The community of Aquiares - originally built to house workers on the estate - sits in the midst of the farm. In 1992, under Don Alfonso’s management, the farm started a project to enable people to own their own houses. Each worker was given a bonus for his or her years of service, lots were priced at a fraction of the local rate, and assistance was given to apply for the government house fund.