Costa Rica, H17 Hybrid
Region: West Valley
Altitude: 1500 – 1700 MASL
Producer: Alejo Castro Kahle
Harvest: January 2020
Variety: H17 Hybrid
Tropical fruits, Pineapple like acidity, Mango, Winey, Full Body
F.C.J. VOLCAN AZUL (GRAN RESERVA)
Comes from a limited selection of exclusive micro and nano batches with unique exotic qualities that come from our menu of varieties such as Caturra, Geisha, Kenya SL-28, Villasarchi, Sarchimor, Mocca, among others. These come in different process presentations like washed, honey or natural.
- H17 Hybrid Natural: It is a hybrid between Catuaí and an Ethipopian variety. Here the aim was to have a higher yield with catuaí and great cup quality with ethiopia. This one is succeptible to leaf rust disease. The natural process starts measuring brix content so we can know the best time to start harvesting the cherries. Then we sepparate floaters and put the cherries without depulping it in a tank for 24 hours to have more fermentation, after this we spread them over the drying patio where we start stiring the coffee every day from 8am to 2 pm for 12 to 15 days. After this the coffee rests for 1.5-2 months and we start preparing the coffee for export where we sort it by size, density and colour.
At the beginning of the 19th century, when coffee production was in its early beginnings in America, without knowing it, two pioneers and entrepreneurs, Alejo C. Jiménez in Costa Rica and Wilhelm Kahle in the south of Mexico, shared the same dream: “To produce the best coffee in the world” to satisfy the new demanding European gourmet market.
Today, descendants of these visionary farmers still produce coffee within the same ideals of excellency and top quality that inspired their ancestors that continue with the tradition in Costa Rica.
Today, the production process starts with the planting of the coffee trees on highly fertile volcanic soil above 1400 meters above sea level (SHB) in 3 different regions from Costa Rica.
Nowadays, the descendants of Don Alejo C. and Don Wilhelm want to further enhance the principles of quality inherited by our founders by adding the value of conservancy of natural resources, through the acquisition of extensions of natural rainforest for its protection and conservation. These facts, not just words, are small actions taken by one family to reduce air contamination and global warming. This is the contribution we want to make to mankind, this is the new awareness we want our future generations to inherit.