24. December | Sonora Geisha - Costa Rica Capsule

Mango, passionfruit, honey

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 any water.

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.


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


The 19grams capsule advent calendar is 100% recyclable and made from 100% recyclable materials. Even the capsules are compostable.

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Our capsules contain 7g of coffee - that's a little more than commercial capsules from other suppliers like Nespresso. Therefore, use a little more water when brewing - like a lungo.

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Since 8 years we roast the unique Coffee Advent Calendar. Now finally capsule compatible.
Kaffeefarmer auf der Hacienda Sonora begutachtet die getrockneten Kaffeekirschen

To the Coffee

Mango, passionfruit, honey



Variety: L9
Processing: Natural
Harvesting Year: 2019/2020
Drying Time: etwa 14 Tage

Suggested brew recipe:
We recommend pressing the Lungo button in your Nespresso machine.

About the coffee

We close this journey with this great L9 variety from Costa Rica.

Map Sonora Costa rica

About the farm

seit vielen Jahren
Diego Guardia
Type of Farm:
family business

Region, Country: Alajuela, Grecia - Central Valley, CR
20 year
Soil type: volcanic earths
Fertilisation method: organic
Shadow Type: grown in the shade
Processing location:
on the farm
Number of varieties: more than 20
Harvest season:
Dec - Feb

More about the farm

Unsere Beziehung zur Hacienda Sonora ist über viele Jahre gewachsen und hat sich gefestigt, während 19grams als Geschäft wachsen - wir kennen und lieben ihre Kaffeesorten. Die Farm ist bereits mehr als hundert Jahre alt, und die Guardìas haben nun schon seit Generationen Erfahrung im Kaffeeanbau. Auf rund 100 Hektar werden mehr als 20 verschiedene Sorten angebaut - teilweise im geschützten Wald. Die Guardìas lieben es, mit Kaffeesorten und Verarbeitungsmethoden zu experimentieren. Deshalb freuen wir uns immer wieder auf ihre Ernte, denn jedes Mal gibt es einen neuen, einzigartigen Kaffee zu entdecken.

Diego Guadìas und seine Familie legen bei der Prozessierung der Bohnen großen Wert darauf, dass die Umwelt und vor allem der sie umgebende Regenwald geschützt wird.

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