SINGLE ORIGIN SONORA SARCHIMOR
ROSEHIP TEA | MILK CHOCOLATE
COUNTRY: Costa Rica
REGION: Central Valley
Sonora Estate is a world-renowned farm we’ve been working with now for almost eight years—going right back to the start of our green bean buyer, Lucy Ward’s career. Sonora are naturals at naturals, focusing almost exclusively on this processing style, and they’re damn good at it too.
The farm is owned and operated by the father and son duo of Alberto and Diego Guardia. Diago returned home after six years studying engineering abroad in America. This education has helped him implement innovative systems and ideas, complementing the immaculate skills of his father Alberto. From a high-tech micro-mill and dry mill to meticulous sorting of lots, strict resting and homogenisation of the stored beans, along with skilled specialisation in honey and natural processes, have all led to the stunning reputation Sonara Estate holds.
With the aid of a Pelton Wheel—or water turbine—all the energy used on the farm is 100% renewable energy. This Pelton Wheel supplies power to the coffee mill and provides a portion of free electricity for some of the people who live and work at the farm.
This is a super-refined natural coffee, tasting of rosehip tea and white chocolate, a delicious representation of what Sonora Estate can do.