CR-91-202009 • Past harvest

Typica Red Honey SHB

  • Rainforest Alliance: $11.0673 USD / kgFOB
  • Conventional (no certification): $11.0673 USD / kgFOB

  • Origin: Costa Rica
  • Variety: Typica
  • Process type: Honey
  • Algrano's cupping score (SCA): 86.75 points
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The coffee story

Back in 2016 we paid a visit to CATIE's incredible coffee varietal collection, located in Turrialba, close by to Aquiares. Our intention was to locate varietals that could offer us a distinctive cup profile. We selected these the old-fashoned way: chewing on coffee cherries. A tall and robust plant held burgundy-colored cherries, their mucilage tasted like papaya and sweet berries. We planted this Typica in Aquiares' highest elevation plot, nurtured it and for the first time ever, harvested just enough for a micro-lot. 

The process

Picked at optimal maturity, cherries are floated, then de-pulped in a traditional chancador, and no mucilage is removed. The first two days of drying happen in the ceramic floor of our solar dryer, then the coffee is moved up to raised beds, and slow-dried fo 12 days. Coffee is stored in parchment inside GrainPro bags for two months before preparation & export.
Produced & offered by Aquiares Estate
  • Costa Rica
  • Single farm
  • Rainforest Alliance
  • 4 sales on Algrano
  • 1 Average orders per roaster
  • 4 Roaster relationships
  • Seller relationships with Roasters in

Family business w/ quality coffee & impact

Welcome to our beloved Aquiares, which is both coffee farm, and coffee community. We have been around since 1890, but in the past three decades we've experienced a socio-economical revolution, with the creation of a unique partnership: the Community (made up of 2,000 people, only 15% employed by the farm) and Cafetalera Aquiares (grower-miller-exporter), our company. We are currently experimenting with a 25 Varietal Garden, and offering micro-lots from Honey, Natural & Anaerobic processes. Our Fully Washed Estate SHB is a premium selection for a bright, lively espresso blend. Feel free to ask for a sample to try it out in person! We are a family business seeking to establish partnerships, not mere business deals. Our vision is long-term and we look for this in our coffee partners. Diego Alfonso Robelo - CEO Aquiares, Turrialba, Costa Rica

  • Process type
  • Altitude range
    1450m - 1450m
  • Harvest period
    September, 2020 - February, 2021
  • Average yearly production in bags

Coffee Quality Evaluation

Cupped: April, 2021
Aquiares Estate
Seller (Pending)
Cupped: N/A
SCA Score
Seller (Pending)
Key flavor notes
Bergamot, Tropical fruit, Red ripe fruit, Citrus fruit, Tropical fruit, Green pepper, Stone fruit
Seller (Pending)
Floral Jasmine, Clementine, Honeycomb, Maracuja, Caramel, Papaya
Quality comment
Sparkling, spicy and full bodied, with medium citric acidity and interesting flavour profile. Sweet finish.
Seller (Pending)
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Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.

Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:

  • Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
  • EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.

Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.

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2 payment methods are accepted on Algrano:

1. Buy now, pay later
Pay your coffee after its delivered in Europe. This option generates an additional fee, displayed in the shopping cart.

3. Pay 10 days after placing the order
We will send you a 10 day invoice straight after you placed your order.