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Aquiares Summer

Aquiares Estate is located on the fertile slopes of the Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica. For over a century it has been producing high-quality Arabica coffee with an eye to environmental and social sustainability, supporting a community of about 1800 people.

Founded in 1890 by British farmers, in 1971 it was bought by its current owners who made it a model of sustainable agriculture. Of the 924 hectares, 80% is dedicated to the cultivation of Arabica coffee grown in the shade of other plants.

The name Aquiares in the indigenous language means "land between rivers". The coffee plantations are in fact integrated between countless streams and rivers, protected by wooded areas that make it an ideal habitat for animals, birds, and other local plants.

Aquiares Estate manages the entire coffee supply chain, from the production of seedlings to harvesting and selection. This guarantees the highest standards of quality and traceability.

Don Alfonso

This batch of “Don Alfonso” coffee represents the best of the Aquiares harvest and bears the name of Don Alfonso Robelo, patriarch of one of the families who own the estate.

As a true visionary, Don Alfonso started a project in 1992 to allow farmers to become owners of their own homes. A “community city” has been created around Aquiares which now has its own school, a youth sports program, a waste recycling center, an early childhood center, and a church considered a national historic monument.

This rigorous environmental management enabled Aquiares to obtain Rainforest Alliance certification in 2003. In 2012 it became the first Costa Rican plantation to meet the RA Climate Module requirements regarding greenhouse gas emissions.


In the cup we find citrus and red fruit notes reminiscent of ripe cherries, the acidity is medium and well balanced by an intense sweetness. The body is light and silky and a pleasant caramel in the aftertaste.

When tested according to the SCA protocol, this unique lot obtained a score of 85.75 points.

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  • Fruity and Floral
  • Chocolate-Like and Nutty
  • Sweet


Preparation Mode:
  • Espresso Machines Coffee
Coffee Bean Type:
Arabica - Robusta
Organic Coffee
Country of Manufacture:
Countries of Origin:
Costa Rica
Citrus fruits, Cherry, Caramel
Coffee Grind:
Whole Bean/Ground Coffee
Caffeinated Coffee
Roast Level:
Rather strong


Fruity and Floral:
Chocolate-Like and Nutty:

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From the lush volcanic heights of Costa Rica, where Aquiares Estate extends , an elegant specialty coffee that is environmentally and socially sustainable and certified by the Rainforest Alliance.

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