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Costa Rica Aguilera Brothers

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    Costa Rica Aguilera Brothers
    • Country: Costa Rica
    • Producer: Las Robles de Naranjo
    • Farm: Finca Licho
    • Altitude: 1,600 MASL
    • Variety: Villa Sarchi
    • Processing: Anaerobic Natural
    • Roasted for: Espresso & Filter
    Tasting Note: Stone fruit, honey comb, black grapes and winey
    Roast to Order:
    • Roast: Every Wednesday
    • Dispatch: 1-2 days after roasting
    • Whole bean only
    Recommended Recipes:

    Espresso: 
    20g:60g, 21-23 seconds, 94°C. (1:3 ratio)

    V60:
    15g:250g, 3 pulses, 2:30-2:45 minutes, 96-98°C. (1:16.5 ratio) 

    Batch Brew:
    94-96°C. (1:16 ratio)

    Background:

    The Aguilera Brothers are a set of Cup of Excellence–winning siblings who carry on their longtime family tradition by working together to plant, pick, and process coffees from their combined 60 hectares of farmland. Their father was one of the first to plant coffee in this area in the 1940s. The 12 Aguilera brothers and sisters divide the work among themselves, with two of the brothers, Felipe and Erasmo, overseeing most of the mill operation as well as the drying areas.

    There are about 20 varieties sprinkled throughout the family’s primary crop of Villa Sarchi, including Gesha and various different strains of the highly productive and disease-resistant hybrid family of Catimors. The family hires pickers from the same families every year, depending on the size of the harvest. The Aguileras pay higher prices for green cherry than they do for buckets of red, as a way of incentivizing the pickers to do an exquisite sort when they bring their cherry to be weighed. Because there are areas of the farms that are remote enough that they can’t be accessed as easily or repeatedly, Erasmo and his brothers know they would have fewer chances to do immediate selective picking for the ripest fruit. This way, the pickers make a better wage, and the sorting is done with care and attention so only the best cherry makes it to the mill.

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