Costa Rica - (Dark Roast)
Tasting Notes: Dark Chocolate, Dark Berry, Vanilla
Hidden River Roasters uses only the highest grade 100% Arabica coffee beans from small farms in Costa Rica. We focus on direct and or fair trade in order to ensure that those who take care of us are well taken care of themselves.
On a Mission!
100% powered by renewable energy sources, the coffee mill provides a portion of free electricity for some of the people who live and work at the farm. The green energy is harvested from a natural water stream with a special turbine, known as a Pelton Wheel.
Our Roaster's Notes
You'll be pleasantly surprised as the smooth taste of dark chocolate peaks through the rich coffee flavor of your first sip and then fades to a sweet hint of dark berries. These flavors are immediately followed on the back of your tongue by a delightful creamy vanilla finish. We highly recommend this coffee for all your espresso drinks.
Costa Rica is known for being full of life! Whether the rainforests, beaches, jungles or volcanoes there is abundant wildlife to be found. Through the development of national parks, Costa Rica has committed to preserving the beauty and diversity of the country. Costa Rica is home to 9,000 different kinds of plants and 2,000 species of trees, 200 species of reptiles (a majority being snakes), hundreds of mammals, 850 bird species and so much more!
Plantation workers are no strangers to hard work. These farmers work long hours toiling in the hot and humid climate. They manage to keep the crops healthy and the pests away using natural and organic farming methods of old. Although hard workers, the people of Costa Rica believe that we should enjoy our lives and leisure is seen as a treasure.
This coffee is sourced from Hacienda Sonora which is located in the Central Valley of Costa Rica, at the foot of the world renowned, Poas Volcano. The farm’s area is approximately 100 hectares, which is composed of 55 hectares of shaded coffee, 35 hectares of wild forest reserve, and 10 hectares of sugarcane. The average altitude is 1,200 m (or 3,900 ft) above sea level. The coffee grows in an environment surrounded by exotic trees and other vegetation, providing a great condition for quality, as well as improving the chemistry of the already naturally rich volcanic soil. Thanks to the farm’s diverse ecosystem, many different species of birds and animals seek refuge in the farm. All of the energy consumed by the farm is 100% renewable energy harvested on the farm.