We close this trip with this great L9 variety from Costa Rica.
Recommended brewing ratio
1:2 ratio, 19gr coffee grounds for 40gr espresso, brewing time: 30-35 secs.
Coffee from Costa rica
Sonora L9 from Hacienda Sonora in Costa Rica has a rich, intense
body with a syrupy, jammy texture. In the cup, you'll taste sweet dried
fruits like sultanas, with a hint of lemon clementine acidity. Just
right for a great espresso. Carefully roasted for you in Berlin.
About this coffee
Sonora L9 is a great coffee with a creamy and sweet texture. We
roasted it as an espresso to highlight its rich and decadent flavour
profile. This espresso coffee is full-bodied, but very clean and clear.
Sonora L9 has a sugary sweetness. You'll taste super sweet caramel fudge
in the cup, along with bittersweet walnuts and fruity red plum. The
aftertaste is sweet with a hint of fresh clementines.
The cherries of the L9 variety are slowly dried in the sun after
harvesting. By leaving the pulp on the bean first, it can absorb all the
sweetness of the ripe cherry. As a result, the coffee will later
develop a rich sweetness. After about 10-12 days of drying, the cherries
are pulped - the dry skin separated from the beans - and stored for a
few more days. The resting time has to be at a certain temperature so
that the beans reach a certain degree of moisture. This type of
processing is called 'natural'. It is particularly environmentally
friendly because, for example, unlike the washed method, it uses hardly
About the farm
Our relationship with Hacienda Sonora has grown and strengthened over
many years as 19grams grow as a business - we know and love their
coffees. The farm is already more than a hundred years old, and the
Guardìas now have generations of experience growing coffee. More than 20
different varieties are grown on around 100 hectares - partly in the
protected forest. The Guardìas love to experiment with coffee varieties
and processing methods. That's why we always look forward to their
harvest, because every time there is a new, unique coffee to discover.
Diego Guadìas and his family attach great importance to protecting
the environment and especially the surrounding rainforest when
processing the beans.