The Hacienda Colima is a natural microlot that is one of our more unusual coffees. The coffee convinces us as a filter and espresso with a wonderfully milk chocolate body accompanied by notes of caramel and pineapple. For a natural, the coffee is very clean and has a subtle acidity.
Alejo Castro Kahle is the fifth generation to grow coffee in the Vallée Centrale region in Costa Rica. He particularly enjoys experimenting with different varieties and types of preparation. He separates his harvest according to lots and so we were able to get hold of something from this special micro lot.
Our coffee grows on volcanic soil at an altitude of 1,400 - 1,500 masl. The Kahle family is one of the first families to set up a coffee business in South America. They started in the Chiapas region in Mexico, and the family then spread over several countries in Central America. Since they explain the exceptional quality of their coffee with the biodiversity in the region, the preservation of nature is particularly important to them. There is a 200 hectare forest above our microlot that will not be touched. Alejo also owns 1,500 hectares of primary rainforest in southern Costa Rica (in the Osa Peninsula) to protect nature here too.