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Sonora SL28 - Costa Rica Espresso

Macadamia, Caramel, Raspberry
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    An exceptionally complex flavour profile of macadamia, caramel and raspberry with a very high quality: An SL28 espresso from Costa Rica by Hacienda Sonora.

    We taste a strong sweetness of sugar cane, with translucent tropical acids, a decadent mouthfeel and a long, sweet aftertaste.

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    If you don't have a grinder at home, we'll happily grind your coffee to your specifications. Just select your brewing method above or order whole beans.


    Cultivated with love by great farmers. 100% Arabica coffee, harvested when ripe and carefully processed. Sustainable and fairly traded.


    Freshly roasted, packed and shipped safely to you by DHL.


    Our standard bags contain 250g and are 100% recyclable. No mixed materials.


    Take your tried-and-tested recipe as a starting point for this roast, or get help from our brew guides.

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    Deine 19grams Sonora SL28 - Costa Rica Espresso Tüte Deine 19grams Sonora SL28 - Costa Rica Espresso Tüte

    Suitable for espresso preparation:

    Bloody Good Coffee

    - SINCE 2002

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    About the coffee

    Macadamia, Caramel, Raspberry

    Score: 88.5
    Sweetness: 5/5 Cane Sugar
    Acidity: 3/5 Bright and Tropical
    5/5 Decadent
    4/5 Long and Sweet

    Variety: SL28
    Processing: Natural
    Harvesting Year: 2021
    Drying Time: 15 days

    Suggested brew recipe:
    1:2 - 19g coffee to 40g espresso in about 35 seconds.

    About the coffee

    The SL variety was brought to Kenya for cultivation by Scottish and French missions between 1934 and 1963, where it was developed by the Scott Laboratories research organisation - hence the name SL. There are several varieties, mostly based on Moka and Bourbon types.

    After harvesting the ripe cherries, this naturally processed coffee was dried on patios, complete with the fruit and its skin. This imbues the flavour of the fruit into the beans themselves, which, after being de-pulped, carry a tropical, juicy flavour profile. It's a more environmentally friendly processing method as it uses substantially less water than washed processing.

    After harvesting, they are slowly dried in the sun so that all the sweetness of the ripe cherry can be absorbed. After about 10-12 days of drying, the cherries are plumped - the dry skin separated from the beans - and stored for a few more days. The resting period must be done at a certain temperature so that the beans reach a certain level of moisture.

    Map Sonora Costa rica

    The farm | Hacienda Sonora

    The Hacienda Sonora is powered by 100% green energy.

    Longstanding partnership
    Diego Guardìa
    Type of Farm:
    family-run farm

    Region, Country: Central Valley, Costa Rica
    1300 masl
    Soil type: volcanic soils
    Fertilisation method: organic
    Shadow Type: shade grown
    Processing location:
    on the farm
    Number of varieties: various
    Harvest season:
    Oct - Feb

    About the farm

    Alberto Guardìa has been growing coffee for over 50 years. His family farm, with the melodious name Hacienda Sonora, is located on the fertile foothills of the famous Poas volcano in Costa Rica's West Valley. It is largely surrounded by virgin forest. The preservation of the rainforest is very important to the Guardìa family, letting their coffees grow symbiotically amongst it. The coffee trees ripen excellently under the protective cover of the shady trees, and they receive enough moisture in the lush vegetation to ripen.

    The entire farm is powered by a Pelton turbine, driven by the thrash of a river on the farm, producing clean energy for all their operations. The Guardìas are one of our longest standing partners, and it brings us great joy to work with and support such an exceptional family that grows unique coffees every year with care for nature.

    Espresso läuft durch Siebträger in 19grams Tasse

    Bloody Good Espresso

    Coffee is a fruit which is naturally acidic and contains many sugars. We roast our espresso to develop a fine acidity and to bring out its natural sweetness.

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    Sustainably grown

    Carefully grown and processed by our partners.

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    Recyclable packaging

    There are no mixed materials in our coffee bags, making them easy to recycle.

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      We attach great importance to our long-term relationships, keeping farmers on equal terms.