We recently had a great experience with some Aquiares Estate Esperanza coffee in Costa Rica.
It's so interesting we wanted to share what we have found.
The Aquiares Estate in Turrialba Costa Rica is one of the Largets in the country, it is situated on the slopes of the Turrialba Volcano between the Aquiares and Turrialba Rivers, Aquiares translates as 'land between rivers'.
It began in the 1890s and has developed over time to now be protected with buffer zones in line with our Rainforest Alliance certification.
below is taken directly from the Aquiares Estate web site: about Community
"The community of Aquiares sits in the midst of the farm and is home to almost 2,000 people. The town boasts a century-old primary school, a youth sports program, a recycling committee, an early childhood nutrition center, and a church built in 1925, which is a National Architectural Historic Monument. In the 1990s, the farm began a campaign to improve homeownership in the local community. Each worker was given a bonus for their years of service and the farm gave assistance to people applying for government loans. Today 96% of the Aquiares employees own their own houses. The farm and the community are mutually connected. The farm provides services, land, security, and honest jobs. In return, the coffee farm has benefited from a well-educated community and relies on highly skilled professionals from its community to continue functioning. Such a level of interdependence has helped contribute to the sense of pride that Aquiareños take in both our community and our coffee."
We had some Esperanza natural processed Coffee roasted at Homeground coffee roasters in Singapore. This variety is only available at this estate. It is from its Sarchimor parent that has tolerance to the Pests and the elegant cup characteristics from its Ethiopian parent
We got Honey, Red Grapes, Lime, and juicy Tangerine from this.
have a look at the quick Youtube video to learn more about this community at Aquiares Estate Costa Rica.