Costa Rica Hacienda Sonora SL28 Natural - Green - Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders

Costa Rica Hacienda Sonora SL28 Natural - Green

Country: Costa Rica
Region: Poas, Central Valley
Varietal: SL28
Process: Natural
Altitude: 1,300 MASL
Cupping Notes: Tropical, Strawberry Shrub, Sangria, Sweet Citrus
Recommended Roast:City to Full City
Good For: Auto Drip, Pour Over, Espresso

Description: Hacienda Sonora Estate has been in Alberto’s family for more than a Century. In the 1970’s when Alberto took over the farm he began planting the majority of the land with coffee and shortly after it became the main source of income. In 1999 with historical low coffee prices Alberto invested in a Mill to be able to maximize his quality, in order to do so he became a pioneer in very alternative processing techniques at the time, such as Honeys and Naturals. Also became a living proof of how different varietals could create different level of complexity in the cup. In 2011, Alberto’s son Diego became the co-manager of Hacienda Sonora and has combined his father’s longtime experience with his background in engineering to take an innovative approach and start new projects. Nowadays, Sonora has more than 20 different varietals of plants in 80 hectares of coffee along with 20 hectares of forest reserve.

Hacienda Sonora has separated plots for each of its varietals. It is common practice to keep everything separated and identified until the moment of being exported. Diego says that he’s noticed their SL28 to have complex tropical cup characteristics as well as being drought tolerant with very good cup potential.

Coffees are hand-picked, float separated, then the cherries then go to drying. The cherries are dried in black tarp for 12 days using different layers depending on the drying stage (always covered at night). Then the coffee rests for 3 days in the warehouse (at 14% humidity) before getting the final dry on a mechanical dryer (which allows better uniformity) at temperatures that never exceed 35C. Once the coffee reaches a humidity of 10.5% it rests for 2 Months before being hauled out of the dry husk and then going through weight, screen, density and color sorting.

We have had a long relationship with the Guardia Family, and we’re happy to have a few incredible single variety naturals from them this year.

Customer Reviews

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Nice cup of coffee Especially when cooled down by 50% after brewing

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