Meet Diego and his family from Hacienda Sonora
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 untouched virgin forest. The preservation of the rainforest is very important to the Guardìa family. That is why they simply let it grow and in it their coffee plants. The coffee trees ripen excellently under the protective roof of the shady trees: they receive enough moisture to develop optimally. A Pelton turbine powered by the water power of a stream is used as the energy source for the entire finca. This raging, beautiful body of water supplies the entire finca with '100 % green energy'. We have known the Guardìas for several years now and are happy to have met such an exceptional family that grows unique coffees every year with understanding and love for nature.