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 for honey processed, but this is a new anaerobic processed. Once dark red ripe cherries are picked, it goes straight to the flotation tank to wash and remove all unripe floating cherries. This is crucial as unripe cherries will damage the aromatics of ripe cherries during anaerobic fermentation.
Coffee cherries in whole then go into a sealed stainless steel tank for anaerobic fermentation, this ensures no oxygen goes in that may affect the consistency of fermentation. The pressure build-up within the tank further intensifies the sweetness & aromatics of coffee.
As a result, you'll get a super juicy and intense sweet coffee. With red grape & passionfruit fruitiness, pair with super sweet caramel & run finish. A good pick to kickstart your day.