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FINCA LICHO, AGUILERA BROTHERS  - Costa Rica
FINCA LICHO, AGUILERA BROTHERS  - Costa Rica
FINCA LICHO, AGUILERA BROTHERS  - Costa Rica
FINCA LICHO, AGUILERA BROTHERS  - Costa Rica

FINCA LICHO, AGUILERA BROTHERS - Costa Rica

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  • VARIETAL

    Pacamara

  • PROCESS

    Washed

  • COUNTRY

    Costa Rica

  • HARVEST

    January - March 2021

  • REGION

    Los Robles de Naranjo

  • PRODUCER

    Aguilera Brothers

  • ELEVATION

    1450 Masl

  • TASTING NOTES

    Juicy, sweet and smooth with tart fruit acidity, rich caramel and red apple flavors.

The Aguileras are a family of 12 brothers and sisters who are second-generation coffee producers in the West Valley. (Hermanos is used to describe mixed male and female siblings in Spanish, but literally translates to "brothers" in English.) Their father was one of the first coffee growers in the area, and planted his farm 70 years ago: Neighboring farmers warned him that coffee wouldn't grow there, but now the area is rich with coffee lands. His children, the Aguilera Brothers, work together to produce coffee: Most of the siblings own farmland, and they co-manage the micromill they installed eight years ago, which they built with the earnings from their fourth-place Cup of Excellence win in 2007.

 

At first their father was skeptical about the mill, but he has been pleased by the results: Before they had the mill, the family was selling its coffee to a local co-operative and did not have any connection with the roasters who bought the lots. "No one every visited before," says brother Erasmo, the general manager of the micromill. "Now we get feedback, and we hear who likes the coffee and how we can make it better." They have a nursery in which they are growing many different varieties, including Gesha and SL-28, as well as Bourbon and Villa Sarchi. They aim to grow "a balance of good-quality and rust-resistant varieties."

 

This lot is a selection of Pacamara, which is a variety created in El Salvador in the 1950s that combines Pacas (a Bourbon mutation) with Maragogype (a Typica mutation known for its gigantic bean size).

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