Costa Rica - Hacienda Candelaria

Notes: Caramel, Cassia & cookie crumble. Vibrant balanced & round body
Farm: Hacienda Candelaria
Owner: Kloeti Family
Location: West-Valley
Varietal: Caturra
Altitude: 1600 - 1800 MASL
Process: Washed


Hacienda Candelaria lies about 50km in NorthWest of San Jose, near the town of Palmares in Alajuela, West Valley. The 60 hectare estate was established in 1965 by Otto Kloeti and still today is managed as a family business. 

The Coffee Quest is happy to be working with Hacienda Candelaria for the last few years. The last decade has shown a large movement of farmers leaving the traditional way of delivering cherries to the local Cooperative, but instead process their own coffee to find export markets. Driving through the regions such as Tarrazu or West-Valley show many new micro-mills on the side of the road. Hacienda Candelaria seems to be an excellent example of successfully reaching this point, as a result of a step they took some time ago. The family and estate are very involved in the local community and have sponsored a school and soccer field, among other contributions.


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