On the slopes of Poás Volcano in Costa Rica, Alejo Khale Castro oversees the production and processing of coffee cherries on his farm Volcan Azul.
Costa Rica is well known for micro-mills, with producers controlling the entire chain of Production.
Finca Volcan Azul is a fifth-generation farm in the Tarrazú region. part of the farm is reserved to produce micro-batches from their collection of varietals, using a multitude of coffee processes to highlight the unique qualities of each.
This lot is a clear representation of Alejo’s commitment to innovation, utilising Marsellesa the hybrid variety; a cross between Timor Hybrid 832/2 and Villa Sarchi CIFC 971/10. This variety was designed and engineered by ECOM-CIRAD in Nicaragua specifically for its rust resistance traits, and to counter the various challenges faced by coffee growers.
Hybrid Varieties such as Marsellesa are the future of coffee, and will be more prevalent in years to come.
REGION: WEST VALLEY, TARRAZU
ELEVATION: 1400 - 1700
CUP: LIME, SUGARCANE & TOFFEE