Specialty Coffee Advent Calendar – 2019
Producer: Alberto & Diago Guardia
Origin: Carrillos Alto, Central Valley, Costa Rica
Roaster: Solberg & Hansen
Altitude: 1300 masl
Taste Profile: Aroma of ripe bearies and vanilla. Taste of wild strawberries and apple. Sweet and floral aftertaste with hint of plum.
Roast Date: 02.12.19
Hacienda Sonora Estate has been in Alberto’s family for more than a century. In the 1970s Alberto took over the farm and started planting coffee trees on the majority of the farm, and after a short while coffee was the main source of income. Alberto invested in a washing station to improve the quality of production. He became a pioneer in the then very alternative processing methods honey processing and natural processing. Here he gained experience in how different processing could create different complexities on the flavors in the coffee.The coffee is honey-processed – a partially berry-dried coffee where a lot of pulp is left around the bean as it dries and adds fruity and sweetness to the taste. The color indicates the length of the drying and the amount of fruit that has dried with the bean
Solberg & Hansen
Location: Oslo, Norway
We (Solberg & Hansen) are the largest and oldest specialty coffee roaster in Norway, yet keep their focus on the future. It has made us a pioneer in the coffee industry, both in Norway and internationally. We started travelling the world early in search of the planet’s finest coffee districts. We see this as one of our most important tasks. Because of this, we can share knowledge and create long-term relationships with dedicated and skilled coffee farmers, farms and cooperatives.
This has contributed to a focus on sustainability and fair trade has been fundamental values in our part of the industry. Meanwhile, it is our main quality assurance. Through traveling and close cooperation can we follow the raw material all the way back to the coffee flower’s first shot. It is thanks to this traceability that we obtain green beans and tea leaves that holds exceptionally high quality