For me, this coffee screams of Winter or even Christmas in the cup. If brewed well, this can be like minced pies. It’s not boozy or overripe, just a really cosy, tasty sweet fruity filter. This also happens to be our last coffee from Alejo until 2021.
Farmer: Alejo Castro
Farm Volcan Azul
Area: Alajuela, Costa Rica.
Established: 1850, 5th generation farm.
Altitude: 1540-1720 Meters above sea level
Varietal: Villa Sachi (Villa Sachi has been highly regarded as a varietal through the rust years in Central America)
Recipe 60-70g a litre
Roast: Medium Filter
Aromatics: Baked Currants| Body: Silky| Acidity: Sweet and curranty|
This is like ripe currants, mincemeat, currants, dates, and brown sugars.
Best brew: Cafetiere
Espresso can work with this roast and coffee if you want.
Volcan Azul is a 5th generation farm, producing many different single varietals and processes. The long game is the aim of quality, which we especially like at James Gourmet. The whole process is controlled by the farm and the operation is relatively small. These are all things that work for us. Coffee on a human scale with a history