Aquiares FW | Washed | Costa Rica

Fresh Fig, Panella Sugar, Vibrant.


Origin: Costa Rica

Region: Turrialba, Catago Province

Farm/CWS: Aquiares Estate

Producer: Diego Robelo

Altitude: 1200m

Variety: H1 Centroamericano (Rumi Sudan x Sarchimor)

Process: Washed


“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.”

These are the words of Alfonso Robelo, president of Aquiares, and father of Diego who now manages production. Alfonso is an interesting character for sure, and the sentiment expressed in the quote is bang on. Aquiares stands out as one of the rare utopias in coffee production that our messed-up world has allowed to thrive.

I’m not sure about Alfonso’s political past, it seems he was a campaigner for democracy, but I’m still struggling to understand the political landscape of Nicaragua at that time... like, what’s right when left is Soza?

Sustainability & Post Life

Tub: Contains recycled material | FSC certified mixed sources | Recycle with paper at home

Tape: Made from plants | Recycle with paper at home

Coffee Bag: Recyclable LDPE with EVOH barrier and WIPF Recyclable Valve | Recycle with bags at larger supermarkets (4 LDPE)

Diamond Sticker: Foil-coated polypropylene material | Non-recyclable | Diamonds are forever

Tasting Card: Made from 100% recycled fibre​ | ​​FSC® certified and carries the EU Ecolabel | Recycle with paper at home

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.