This Strictly Hard Bean Costa Rican coffee comes from a farm called Inversiones ANACO. The farm is located in the West Valley region in the Naranjo Mountains, which is characterized for producing some of the best coffee in the country due to its rich volcanic soil. It is run by Felix Alvarado Alvarado, whose family has been in coffee for several generations. The farm sits at an altitude between 1,450 and 1,600 m.a.s.l, providing the perfect environment to produce a slow maturing bean. This process allows for the bean to develop into a denser bean, resulting in a more complex flavor profile.
- SHB (Strictly Hard Bean) specifies that the coffee was grown at an altitude above 1350 meters. This term is also synonymous with SHG/Strictly High Grown; this classification is higher than HB.
- EP (European Preparation) specifies that the raw beans are all hand sorted to remove any defective beans and foreign material.
Citric acidity, sweet chocolate notes, with fruity and coffee blossom tones.