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This velvety light roast opens with aromas of cherry, caramel, and macadamia. Notes of spiced cocoa and pineapple accompany yellow apple acidity, resolving into a sweet finish of graham cracker and hazelnut. Juan Diego planted Java several years ago in El Socorro's Las Marias plantation, above a large plot of beautiful blue hydrangeas near the farmhouse. The windy, east-facing slope is shaded in the afternoon. Java was one of several lots in which polymers were placed in the planting holes to aid in water absorption, reducing the need for irrigation. El Socorro has had excellent results with this system. Java has been cultivated since at least the early 19th century, when Dutch traders introduced it (via Ethiopia) to the Indonesian island that gives it its name. Around 1990 Java was introduced to Costa Rica by the Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD). It is now known for being tolerant to disease and performing particularly well at high altitudes in Central America.

Elderflower

Pomegranate

Grain & Cereal

Type

Single Origin

Origin

Guatemala

Roast

Light

Species

Arabica

Varieties

Maragaturra

Process

Washed

Altitude

1798-1890m

Producer

Juan Diego De La Cerda

Farm

Finca El Socorro y Anexos

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