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Zoom Costa Rica Aquiares Estate Anaerobic Natural
Zoom Costa Rica Aquiares Estate Anaerobic Natural
Zoom Costa Rica Aquiares Estate Anaerobic Natural

Costa Rica Aquiares Estate Anaerobic Natural

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A crisp, clean, fruity coffee from one of the most established estates in Costa Rica. A showstopper of an anaerobic natural that demonstrates how community, innovation and environmental responsibility combine to improve quality and ultimately drive success.

Expect : Kiwi, Pineapple, Grapefruit
Enjoy with : Without Milk
Process : Anaerobic Natural


Location: Turrialba
Altitude: 1200 MASL
Preparation: Anaerobic Natural
Varietal: Centroamericano
Owners: Diego Robelo
Flavours: Kiwi | Pineapple | Grapefruit

Suited for : Aeropress, Chemex, Pour Over
Enjoy : Without Milk

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica has grown coffee since the early 19th century when its government subsidised taxes and provided land incentives to encourage the growth of the industry. Between 1846 and 1890, coffee was the country’s sole export with much of it ending up in England leading to the establishment of the Anglo-Costa Rican bank in 1863 which helped to finance the industry. Coffee is therefore responsible for much of Costa Rica’s culture and infrastructure such as the National Theatre and the very first railways. It was during this period that Costa Rica established itself as a leading quality focused coffee producing country due to the high volume of washed coffee produced by the country’s 200 wet mills. At the time, washed coffee was perceived to be of a higher quality, providing more consistency than naturally processed beans from elsewhere. The country maintained this reputation for a period of time until higher yielding varietals gained popularity over some of the more complex ‘heirloom’ plants. Many felt the quality of the cup profile in Costa Rican coffees dipped, particularly when compared to its Central American neighbours; El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua. Another reason behind this perceived quality decline is that the very large wet mills developed big brands and bought up the coffee from small farms to be blended, in doing so these smaller lots lost their identity – in both name and the cup.

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This Coffee's Story

In recent years Costa Rica has proven to be a fantastic origin for showcasing quality focused, cutting-edge experimentation in processing, and this lot is certainly no exception. Diego Robelo has expertly combined innovative hybrid varietal, Centroamericano with anaerobic natural processing techniques to deliver a truly unique and fruit forward cup.

Aquiares, or the “land between two rivers”, is one of the oldest estates in Costa Rica and is situated in the coffee producing region of Turrialba. It is responsible for some truly spectacular coffee, and it’s safe to say we were blown away by this lot. Aquiares may be a larger estate but it is the perfect example of how investing in and growing its community can have an incredibly positive impact, both increasing coffee quality and improving the lives of those who are responsible for producing it’s crop. In addition, Aquiares’ carbon neutral status and Diego’s dedication to tackling challenges posed by climate change has received international acclaim and created a successful sustainable approach that ensures quality and promotes environmental responsibility.

The team at Aquiares Estate have worked some serious wizardry in their varietal garden, delivering a delicious fruit salad of a coffee. Expect a surprisingly clean natural with mouth-watering notes of kiwi, pineapple and grapefruit, teamed with a juicy tropical fruit acidity.

Shipping Info

Delivery Times

**Please note that online orders between Tuesday 20th December and 3rd January 2023 will not be dispatched until the first week of the New Year. **

Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email to confirm it is being processed and then another one to let you know when it has been dispatched. We are currently operating with 3 working day lead time to process your order once you have placed it. We are offering free shipping for orders above £20

Local Pick Ups

Local pickups take place from the Roastery on Tong Road. Please note our shutter doors will be down for security and temperature reasons but we are always in Monday-Friday between 9 and 5pm – just ring the doorbell on arrival

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1kg Recyclable LDPE 4

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Wensleydale
Superb

I have always been a big fan of anaerobic processes and this is a great example. A real winner brewed in a V60. Delicious and well worth a try for something slightly different and completely delicious.

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Jeremy Mycroft
Banger

Tried this at the Manchester Coffee Fest and it was amazing. Bought two bags and instantly became my favourite coffee. Love their work.

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