Aquiares | Thermic Natural | Costa Rica

Strawberry Chocolate Truffle, Rum & Raisin Ice Cream


Roast Profile


Origin: Costa Rica

Region: Turrialba, Catago Province

Farm/CWS: Aquiares Estate

Producer: Diego Robelo

Altitude: 1200m

Variety: H1 Centroamericano (Rumi Sudan x Sarchimor)

Process: “Churro” Thermic Natural


“Aquiares is a place many view with pride because of how unbelievably well the community, and the coffee company have developed together, forming a truly symbiotic relationship.”

That’s not just hot air, this farm is a great example of how a sustainable model can work for large-scale agriculture. Alfonso (quoted above) has turned a massive farm established by the Brits in the 1890’s, into a thriving little town where most residents own their own home.

His son Diego is responsible for the coffees nowadays, pushing innovation on every level. This beauty is a “Churro” Thermic Natural... basically, a Natural process where the fruit has been wrapped up in black plastic and left in a greenhouse for a bit, the resulting effect on fermentation is wild.

Sustainability & Post Life
  • Carbon neutral production
  • Post-consumer wastemade pouches from a minimum of 83% recycled material
  • Recycle with bags at larger supermarkets (4 LDPE)
  • Remove label if possible (don't worry if not, we've ensured it's under the industry standard 5% of the whole item, so it can be recycled)

Coffee FAQ

Does your coffee come as whole bean or ground?

We only sell whole bean coffee. This is to ensure you make the best cup possible and a big part of that is grinding the coffee just before using it.

If you're in need of a grinder, head to our brewing store.

What's the difference between espresso and filter roast?

We profile most of our coffees for both espresso and filter. In basic terms, espresso coffee is often more developed and slightly darker than a filter roast. This varies with each coffee and in general we roast our coffee to what is considered a light/modern profile. Which one is best for you depends on your intended brewing method.

You can search by brew type on our shop.

Is your coffee roasted to order?

We roast multiple times throughout the week and dispatch online orders twice per week (at minimum). Due to the way we roast coffee, we recommend a minimum rest period of 10 days before brewing.