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Jardin de Aromas
orange zest, spiced almonds, creamy, sweet caramel

Producer Carole Zbinden
Region Carrizal, Central Valley
Elevation 1300 - 1375 meters
Process Mechanically Pulped & Mechanically Dried
Variety Caturra & Catuai
Harvest December 2016 - March 2017
Storage GrainPro™
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: