From the intense micro-climates of the Central Valley region comes our Poas Volcanic Earth coffee. Known as Costa Rica's pioneer coffee region, coffee plants from the Central Valley are generally exposed to harsher weather changes, which in turn allow the plantations to grow high-quality hard beans. That, along with volcano-enriched soils and constant rain, makes for a unique coffee producing environment, which is transmitted to the surprising cup qualities of our Poas Volcanic Earth blend.
Our Poas blend is grown at Finca La Guaria, which has been owned by the same family for 30 years.
Their goal is to produce high quality coffee while using sustainable and environmentally friendly growing practices. Because of their long history in the business, they are able to produce consistent quality beans each harvest, by using the shade-grown technique.
Business from the plantation supports the educational, housing and nutritional needs of at least 50 families during most of the year. During harvest season, 250 more families arrive and work in houses provided by the plantation. Fair wage practices ensure that each family is provided for and helps improve the quality of life for everyone who works at the farm.
This medium roast blend has a complex flavor profile of earthy undertones mixed with lemon. It also has fruity and floral characteristics that gives it a very sophisticated flavor. It retains a light acidity from the high concentration of minerals of the volcanic soil it grows in, but is light on the palate and presents itself as an agreeable post-meal coffee that experienced coffee drinkers will appreciate.