Volcan Azul is a truly remarkable coffee estate located in the Alajuela region of Costa Rica and overseen by Don Alejo Castro. The fifth generation of his family to tend to the land, Alejo is an incredibly knowledgeable farmer, and the estate has a rich history which can be clearly traced back to the late 19th century.
They produce one of the best pure coffees of the world with its Brand “F.C.J. Volcán Azul” on the slopes of the Poás Volcano in Costa Rica. Today, the production process starts with the planting of the coffee trees on highly fertile volcanic soil above 1500 meters above sea level (SHB).
The farm produces a vast variety of cultivars and varietals, such as Catuai, Caturra, Obata, Villa Sarchi and Gesha. Alejo continues to propagate new varietals every season, with the objective to continuously experiment and add diversity to his harvest.
Costa Rica is famed with honey processed. This is black honey processed where mucilage is left as close to intact as possible. The beans are dried on raised beds in fully shaded conditions and not moved at all on the first day, it's raked once a day and drying time can take up to three weeks.
As a result, you'll get an intense darker colour sweetness like longan and raisins, finish with grape winey twist aftertaste. A good pick to kickstart your day.