Natural Reserve Volcan Azul
Yellow Honey H3
Milk Chocolate, caramel, peach and vanilla.
This coffee maintains its rounded smoothness without being to acidic.
A first-generation (F1) hybrid originating from a cross between Caturra and an Ethiopian landrace from the CATIE collection (accession E531).
The variety was part of the first wave of F1 hybrid varieties created by a consortium including French research institute CIRAD, a regional network of national coffee institutes in Central America (PROMECAFE), and CATIE. H3 was not part of the final round of selection after 2000 because it showed some susceptibility to rust. However, the cup quality was exceptional and some farmers in the region involved in early tests opted to continue to cultivate the variety.
|Variety||100 % Arabica H3|
|Land/Region||Costa Rica/West Valley|
|Farmer||Alejo Castro/Volcan Azul|
|Roast Master, Quality cupper & Barista||Søren Stiller Markussen|