Many coffees we work with, coffees from Africa specifically, have a lot of mythos to them. They are heirloom varietals, growing naturally and unhybridized, that are then washed and processed cooperatively at regional washing stations. Their beauty and distinction with minimal human intervention could be considered a natural wonder.
Adversely, this coffee comes from the Garcilaso Farm in Tres Rios, Costa Rica. A single-owner farm that produces specific hybridizations that have been developed by scientists with the goal of elevating production and quality.
This specific coffee is known as H1, a hybridization of Sarchimor and Rume Sudan. This cross produces a high yield and disease resistant coffee with lots of sweetness and drinkability.
Garcilaso farm is 43 hectares in size, broken up into smaller plots and planted with different varieties. The farm is owned by Alice Soto, who has hired out the management of the farm in order to preserve it, as her children aren't currently interested in taking over the production. The farm was totally renovated over 40 hectares, and now contains several updated varieties, and is now being operated using new techniques to improve productivity and quality. This coffee comes from a 2-hectare sublot called San Carlos, where a variety called H1 is planted. H1 is a hybrid cross between a Sarchimor and Rume Sudan.