Costa Rica
Hacienda Sonora

Valle Central
Passion Fruit, Guava, Yellow Plum
Roast Profile:

The adventurous and inquisitive side of the Guardìa family is reflected in varieties like the SL 28. The variety SL 28 is widespread in Kenya and other growing areas in East Africa but is not often found growing in In Central America.

SL 28 was developed in the 1930s in the Scott Laboratories (hence the abbreviation SL) in Kenya from the Bourbon variety and immediately caught the scientists' attention because of its refined taste profile: a unique combination of delicate sweetness, exciting acids and intense fruit complexity.

Our SL 28 is a pure Natural, which means that after harvesting, the entire ripe coffee cherries are spread out on the patios of Hacienda Sonora to dry, together with the surrounding pulp. The coffee beans absorb the full aroma of the fruit in the form of the fructose.

This SL 28 is one of the most complex and well-balanced coffees in this year's Costa Rica range. This filter coffee is a real fruit bomb with a zingy pineapple acidity.

Hacienda Sonora sits at the foot of the Poas Volcano. The farm operates on 100% renewable energy generated by a hydroelectric generator that transform rushing rivers into energy. The energy fuels the wet and dry mills and provides free electricity for everyone living and working on the farm. On the whole, Hacienda Sonora has shared their success generously, paying fair wages to all workers and bolstering the local community economy.