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Jardin de Aromas
orange zest, spiced almonds, creamy, sweet caramel
|Region||Carrizal, Central Valley|
|Elevation||1300 - 1375 meters|
|Process||Mechanically Pulped & Mechanically Dried|
|Variety||Caturra & Catuai|
|Harvest||December 2016 - March 2017|
|Relationship||Sixth Year Direct Trade|
Jardin de Aromas is the first new harvest coffee from Central America to land each year, and it's consistently our best release each summer. Think of it like a great modern IPA: bursting with cirtus fruit, creamy body with a soft mouthfeel, aromatic & sweet.
We've been purchasing coffee from Carole Zbinden since she first opened her mill, Jardin de Aromas, in 2011. The Zbinden's began cultivating coffee in 1991; the farm, Finca El Quizarra, is on the same property as the mill. The farm is immaculately organized & maintained; you can read more about their farm practices in last years writeup. Check out the videos below to learn more:
On the importance of conducting soil analysis on a farm-by-farm, lot-by-lot basis:
The breakdown of different quality grades from Quizarra/Jardin de Aromas:
The factors in choosing where to plant Caturra & where to plant Catuai:
How coffee lots are organized to ensure traceability: