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*MONDAY ROAST ONLY
This coffee is only ROASTED on Monday.
Please order by Sunday, 11:59 pm PST, to be placed on the roast queue to receive that week’s roast. Monday roasts are only roasted on Mondays. If your order contains other coffees, your entire order will be held to ship together once Monday roast has been roasted.
Costa Rica Finca Garcilaso H15 Anaerobic Natural is a sweet, dry, complex cup with key flavor notes of loganberry, kiwi, and lingonberry.* With sweet, clean hints of stone fruit, yellow stone fruit, and a fruity, bright acidity, our Garcilaso H15 Anaerobic is almost like a honey process. With tropical pineapple, floral lavender, and chocolate notes in the finish, this is a complex, layered cup perfect for bright summer days.
Finca Garcilaso farm is owned by Alice Soto. Through the years, she has grown to love coffee production and had hopes to keep the farm legacy for generations to come. However, as with many coffee growing families around the world, the younger generation does not wish to work the land. Additionally, climate change and low levels of production have created extra challenges.
Around 2 years ago, SMS’s (Sustainable Management Systems) heard of Alice’s challenges and approached her to manage her farm through their “Saving Coffee” project, which aimed to transform Garcilaso, a very traditional farm, into a top-of-the-line productive unit. Alice agreed to allow SMS to manage the farm, allowing her to keep her dream of coffee production alive for future generations. Management of Garcilaso began as no easy task: after assessment, it was noted that at least 40 hectares (almost 100 acres) needed complete renovation, and production levels on the entire farm were at a historic low. Garcilaso required substantial financial investment to turn things around.
As part of SMS’s efforts, ecological and social care principles that prioritize protecting rivers, trees, and wildlife became incorporated into the day-to-day operations of Garcilaso farm. The farm is located in Tres Rios, just west of San José, the capital of Costa Rica.
Tres Rios was one of the first coffee growing regions in Costa Rica and continues to be highly sought after due to the region’s high altitudes, volcanic soils, and good climate—all environmental factors that help produce very dense SHB (Strictly Hard Bean) coffees with complex flavors and good acidity. Costa Rica has continued to grow in its coffee exportation, and now has eight different recognized coffee production regions. Unfortunately, coffee production in Tres Rios is being overrun by real estate development and urban expansion due to its proximity to the capitol. In 1984, there were 234 coffee farms registered, totaling around 1,254 hectares (around 3,098 acres). As of 2014, just 52 coffee farms, totaling around 533 hectares (around 1,317 acres) remain. Finca Garcilaso farm is proud to be one of the remaining farms in Tres Rios, investing in coffee production for generations to come.