Costa Rican Coffees are characterized by good acidity and a tangy aroma combined with full-bodied richness. They are prized for their bright citrus or berry-like flavours in the acidity, with distinct nut-to-chocolate roasty flavours. This coffee has a high citrus-like acidity with a smooth, medium body, making it a perfect example of a Costa Rican. Starting gently, it becomes more flavoursome and ends with a superb bright acidity. If you are a fan of typical South Americans, you will love this new crop coffee.
Hacienda Aquiares has 1,667 acres planted with coffee, mixed with native shade trees, while 381 acres (150 hectares) are protected natural forest. Hacienda Aquiares, the largest coffee farm in Costa Rica, lies on the beautiful and fertile slopes of the Turrialba volcano, and is nestled between the Aquiares and Turrialba Rivers. Hacienda Aquiares has been certified by the Rainforest Alliance. This ecolabel ensures that forests are protected, rivers, soils and wildlife conserved, and workers treated with respect, paid fairly, properly equipped and given access to education and medical care.
Costa Rican coffee has set the standards for fine wet-processed coffee for the rest of Central and South America. High altitudes produce better quality beans and the best Costa Rican coffee beans are grown above 3,900 feet and designated as "strictly hard bean".