Hacienda Sonora natural
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Hacienda Sonora is a farm located in the Central Valley of Costa Rica, at the foot of the world renowned Poas Volcano. The farm's area is approximately 100 hectacres, which is composed of 65 hectacres of shaded coffee, 25 hectacres of wild forest reserve, and 10 hectacres of sugar cane. The average altitude is 1,200 meters above sea level.
Hacienda Sonora specializes in honey and natural process for distinct and unique cup profiles for different varietals such as Red Catuai, Yellow Catuai, Venecia, Borbon, Geisha, Villalobos and Villa Sarchi. Sonora classifies their honey process types as Black Honey, Red Honey, Yellow Honey and White Honey depending on the process used in the pulping stages; Black honeys are pulped directly into a wagon that goes to the patios, with 100% of the mucilage intact. Red honeys maintain 80% of their mucilage when fermented, then pumped into the patio. The Yellow Honeys maintain 60% and the White Honeys maintain 40% of mucilage during the fermentation stage. Using the Honey method saves over three gallons of water per pound of coffee, and the Natural process doesn’t use any water.
Alberto Guardia began growing coffee at Hacienda Sonora 45 years ago. Diego Guardia was born and raised at Hacienda Sonora, and obtained a Mechanical Engineering degree at San Diego State University in his early 20's. After he graduated, he worked for two years as a construction engineer in the State of California before returning home to work with his father to improve and maintain the family operation.
Sonora's coffees grow 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 land.
Sonora has a well-known reputation for commitment to quality micro-lots, specific varietal and processing separation, and fulfilling their goal to leave a positive impact on the environment and people that surround their business. All of the energy consumed by the farm is 100% renewable energy harvested on the farm powering the mill and electricity for local workers.
|Carrillos Altos de Poas, Alajuela|
|1,200 - 1,300 meters|
|Red Catuai, Yellow catuai, Venecia, Borbon, Geisha, Villalobos and Villa Sarchi|