Alejo Castro is a fifth generation farmer, CoE award winning producer with over 150 years of coffee producing and exporting experience behind him. His family have been committed to rainforest preservation since the ‘80s and now own 1,500 hectares of land dedicated to protecting the biodiversity. As it is becoming more typical in Costa Rica, the wet and dry mill are both on the fazenda, which allows Alejo to be personally involved at each level of production, from picking, processing, milling and drying. We feel his attention to detail and hard work are borne out in the cup. Having visited Volcan Azul earlier in the year, we can testify that it’s one of the most immaculate micromills we have seen.
Like a bag of green apples fresh from the market. Amazing aroma. With a blackberry jam sweetness upfront followed by a sweet toffee, pineapple acidity and finishing with a cranberry, milk chocolate sweetness. Amazing.