Costa Rica - Aguilera Bros, West Valley, Finca Angelina


Notes: The cup can be floral, with great intense and elegant acidity, high fruit tones (like passion fruit), and pleasing sweetness.

The Aguileras are a total of 12 brothers and sisters, all of whom have been involved in coffee from the time of their parents. The brothers work the mill and farms themselves with basically no hired labor other than pickers during the harvest. With the help of the third generation, they work the mill, work the drying patios, prune the coffee fields, fertilize, etc, year-round. The Aguilera Bros understand quality at the farm level and mill level and this is why we are excited about working with them.

Most of their coffee is of the Villa Sarchi variety, native to the area and excellent in the cup. Villa Sarchi is a Bourbon mutation (similar to Caturra and Pacas) found originally in Naranjo, West Valley. It is a dwarf variety with short internodes and usually higher yielding production. 

The Aguilera Bros are dry-milling their own coffee, and are also experimenting with different varieties, such as Pacamara and Gesha. We are very excited to see what each new harvest will bring from Aguilera Bros!