For the perfect cup of coffee, look no further than Alvaro’s farm where he farms sugar cane and coffee. He farms economical, sustainable, and high-quality coffee in the heart of the San Luis Valley of Costa Rica without coffee house prices.
- The coffee grown on Finca de Alvaro, or Alvaro’s farm, is either sold to the local community in San Luis or to tourists, not exported.
- Darker roasts do not have the most caffeine per cup. The lighter the roast, the more caffeine there will be in a cup.
- Coffee plants only last about 3-4 years, and are completely cycled out of production after about 5-6 years.
- Alvaro’s farm uses a sugar cane mill called a “trapiche” that has been on his property for over 100 years. It pulls sugar cane juice from sugar cane stalks which is then dehydrated and granulated.