Origin: Costa Rica
Producer: John Alvarado
Region: Chirripó - Brunca
Wetmill: Corazon de Jesus
Varieties: Villa Sarchi
Process: Red Honey
Altitude: 1700 - 1900 m.a.s.l.
Flavour Profile: Apricot, Lime, & Green Tea
John ”Johnny” Alvarado comes from a family of coffee farmers. Many of his brothers farm as well, in the same region - Brunca. This fairly unknown region has seen an upswing of micro mills over the last 5-6 years.
John Alvarado and his family started his mill Corazon de Jesus in 2015. John wanted to grow coffee to improve life for his family and initially started his micro mill with help from his brother. John received additional help from friends and family, and believes he got help from higher powers as well, hence the name of the wetmill.
Beside the mill, they own four farms on different locations in Brunca. The main farm is El Salitre where coffees from all farms are sorted and de-pulped, and the wet parchment is taken to the mill for fermentation and drying. While John was off to a rough start they now have a well functioning operation and produce over 800 bags between the four farms on a total farm area of 16 hectares.
We buy this coffee directly with help from Exclusive Coffees.