pineapple, red wine, cacao nibs
Region: Turrialba, Cartago
Farmer: Alfonso and Diego Robelo
Variety: Red Obatá
Altitude: 1400 masl
Aquiares, one of Costa Rica’s most historic coffee farms, sits high on the slopes of the Turrialba Volcano. The largest coffee farm in Costa Rica, Aquiares devotes 80% of its land to growing high quality coffee and the remaining 20% to conservation. Coffee plots are interlaced with over a dozen natural springs and almost 20 kilometers in streams, all protected with buffer zones in line with the Rainforest Alliance certification. These streams form a network of natural corridors through the farm that connect the large protected forests in the two river valleys, providing a healthy environment for the local animals, birds, and plants. The farm’s agricultural objective is to find the synergies between environmental health and coffee plant health. Our lot from the farm is a natural processed Red Obatá variety that was originally developed in Brazil.