Whole Bean, French Press, Cold Brew, Chemex, Filter Machine, V60, Moka Pot, Aeropress, Espresso
EGP195.00 – EGP390.00
Strawberry, creamy and round
Very much daring
All 12 of the Aguilera siblings are involved in the coffee business, taking after their parents. As a team, they manage the milling, planting, pruning, fertilization, and processing themselves and hire seasonal labor for harvest. The majority of the coffee the Aguilera family grows is Villa Sarchi and Villa Lobos, two varieties unique to the Naranjo area of Costa Rica. Villa Sarchi is a mutation of the Bourbon variety that was first found on a nearby farm in Naranjo.
The West Valley, or Valle Occidental, seems to have been created specially for coffee growing, with altitudes of 800-1400 meters above sea level, humidity consistently near 81%, and an average temperature of 21°C, all factors that promote a plentiful, healthy crop. Valle Occidental typically experiences rain for about 160 days each year. The start of the dry season in November coincides with the coffee harvest, which continues until February, often with a festive atmosphere during the Christmas holidays. Most local growers have small plantations and use sustainable agriculture and processing methods to produce Arabica beans with the balanced acidity and body for which West Valley coffee is world-famous.