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OUR STORY

Nestled high in the lush mountains of Turrialba, Aquiares is home to the largest contiguous coffee farm in Costa Rica

“Aquiares is a place many view with pride because of how unbelievably well the community, and the coffee company have developed together, forming a truely symbiotic relationship.”

Alfonso Robelo

PRESIDENT

OUR STORY

The Land Between Rivers

Aquiares is one of Costa Rica’s most historic coffee farms and sits high on the slopes of the Turrialba Volcano, nestled between the Aquiares and Turrialba Rivers. 'Aquiares' literally means 'land between rivers' in the indigenous Hueter language. 

In 1890, Aquiares was founded by farmers looking to take advantage of Costa Rica’s new railroad to the port of Limón. The farm built its own mill, focusing on the washed-coffee processes that are indicative of Costa Rican coffee. Soon, the quality of Aquiares' coffee won it loyal clients in Europe, the United States and Japan.

 

The farm and the community are mutually connected. The farm provides services, land, security and honest jobs. In return, the coffee farm has benefited from a well-educated community and relies on highly skilled professionals from its community to continue functioning.

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OUR COFFEE

Unique Coffee Comes From Unique Places

All our coffee is grown at a high altitude: from 820 to 1,400 meters (2,700 to 4,600 feet) above sea level. The terrain allows for varieties like Caturra to flourish in the rich volcanic soil, cool night temperatures and high humidity.

Our coffee is characterized by a distinctly sweet & 'fruity' flavor profile. Its profound aroma mixes chocolate and cinnamon beautifully, and gives way to a delicate citric acidity. The cup is well balanced, complex and full of character. Flavors last long as the cup finishes nice and clean.

 

The farm manages the the entire production chain of its coffee. This starts with seedling production and continues through cultivation, bean picking and milling. Our success in managing the coffee production chain has been proven by our consistently high quality product. Quality and traceability are always guaranteed.

Coffee, Community & Conservation

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Aquiares S.A

CARBON NEUTRAL

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Awareness of the natural world is at the core of every decision we make and we believe that sustainability is essential to the long-term success of our farm. From the the shade trees that we plant that both reduce soil erosion and foster bird life, to the water conservation practices that we implement, we are committed to protecting the environment.

Diversification & Side Projects

As Aquiares focuses on providing high-quality products, we are thrilled to expand our expertise into two new areas: chocolate and essential oils.

 

Both will be added to our product line, which we believe will not only enhance our well-being/offering but also showcase our rich culture and the natural environment in which we operate.

 

We are committed to building a strong and innovative brand that features products that are culturally significant and support the biodiversity of our farm and surrounding nature.

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