Producer: Alejo Castro Kahle / Volcan Azul Location: West Valley Variety: San Isidro Process: Natural Altitude: 1,500-1,700 masl Crop Year: 2021
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.
The variety San Isidro: selected lines of T5296 sent from Portugal (Timor H382-2 X Villa Sarchí). Its name comes from the closest town from our farm where these experiments took place, many of them at Volcan Azul and tested different lines of this Sarvchimor hybrid looking for high quality, high yield and resistance to diseases.
The cherries are taken to the patio or raised beds with all the pulp. Depending on the fermentation we want for the process we can keep the lots unstirred for a period and, we can make thicker or thinner layers while drying. Then the coffee will be stirred each day from 8am to 2pm. At 2 pm we start covering the coffee with plastic, so we maintain it warm during the night and won't gain humidity from the mist we normally have during the early morning. This process will take between 12 and 16 days depending on the weather.
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. Jim.nez 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.