Coffee Volcan Azul - Bourbon Pointu washed
- Costa Rica
- Score 88+
- La Josefina
- Banane séchée
- from 25 to 50€
- Bourbon Pointu
What is a score?
Our product range is categorised by score: 80+, 85+, 88+ We have the "Specialty Coffee Association of America" to thank for the system of "scores", who defined a very strict ratings protocol to evaluate the quality of speciality coffee. This ratings system enables players within the sector, as well as coffee lovers, to share a common language. Within this tasting protocol, the main criteria for the evaluation of a coffee are noted: odour, aroma, after-taste, acidity, body, harmony, purity...
The final score classifies the coffee within a hierarchy unique to speciality coffee. The coffee must achieve a score of at least 80/100 to be considered a speciality coffee.
A detailed look at the scores attributed to speciality coffee:
Our blends, being mixtures of multiple coffees, are excluded from the rating system, although they are all comprised of speciality coffees.
*The SCAA classifies 90+ coffees as "Outstanding". We consider an 88+ coffee to reflect a quality that is already outstanding, already representing the excellence of the sector. In this regard, it is a Grand Cru.
Bourbon is a variety of coffee discovered on Ile Bourbon (now Reunion Island) and is said to be a hybridization of different Typica plants imported from Yemen. The term "pointu" owes its origin to the shape of the grain, recognizable by its fine and pointed shape. Latin Americans call it laurina because the grain also looks like a bay leaf. Bourbon is the least caffeinated variety of Arabica, with a caffeine content of 60 to 80% lower. Alejo Castro, owner of the Volcan Azul farm, introduced this variety in 2015. Today, coffee trees deliver high quality fruit.
More than one hundred years old, the Volcan Azul farm is now run by the sixth generation farmer, Alejo Castro. Alejo, 30 years old, is strongly focused on the modernity of coffee making and has considerably updated production methods: plantations divided into parcels, adaptation of prestigious botanical varieties and meticulousness as standard for the many farm processes. Volcan Azul is my favourite farm in Costa Rica because everything is thoroughly methodical. Moreover, the Castro family is very friendly and desires above all to do the job well and makes every effort to preserve its cultural heritage. This cafe is for me the image of a state of mind.
Volcan Azul est ma ferme préférée du Costa Rica car tout y est bien millimétré. De plus, la famille Castro est très attachante et est muée par le désir de bien faire et met tout en oeuvre pour préserver son patrimoine naturel. Ce café est pour moi le reflet d'un état d'esprit.
A speciality coffee
Speciality coffee are the best batches of coffee from farms or local cooperatives. They are fully traceable (botanical variety, region, plot) and respect demanding processing methods. This guarantees exceptional quality in the cup.