Costa Rica Blend
Gold Stars Great Taste Awards 2011 and 2016
A delicious blend of high altitude, shade-grown* Costa Rican beans and dark roasted Arabica beans from El Salvador.
The El Salvador beans are an Arabica blend of Paca and Bourbon varietals grown at Finca Altamira – a farm that Ponaire visited in 2015.
This blend is noted for its bright citrus and berry-like flavours in the acidity with a mild winey – spice aftertaste. A great breakfast blend. *Shade-Grown Coffee Means a Healthy Rainforest – also referred to as bird-friendly. This means the indigenous rainforest canopy has been left intact, rather than clearing the forest to maximize planting.
Many species of migratory birds, insects and other creatures such as frogs and lizards live in these shady coffee farms. By growing coffee amongst the natural fauna of the Costa Rican rainforest we ensure that the many nutrients found in roots, decomposing plant matter and the natural mineral content of the volcanic soil are all retained, further adding to our coffee’s intense flavor.