Adjuntas - Sandra Farms 8oz Bag
SPECIAL RELEASE COFFEE
For the past two years, Sandra and Israel Gonzalez have been working tirelessly to recover from the partial devastation of their farm and the economic repercussions caused by Hurricane María. They have yet to reach production goals, but where kind enough to supply us with some of their Post María harvest. We are proud to be able to roast this coffee and offer it as a Limited Release of just 100 bags.
Located in the mountainous town of Adjuntas, Sandra's Farms stands up in the clouds, in an area perfect for coffee production. Their farm sits in the middle of a particular micro climate which extends to the neighboring town of Lares. Here, they benefit from what is known as the "Vientos Alisios" or trade winds which bring the temperatures much lower that the rest of the island. It is not unusual to see nighttime temperatures drop to the low 50's during the colder months of the year, earning Adjuntas the nickname of "The Switzerland of Puerto Rico". This nickname came from an observation that Teddy Roosevelt made during a visit to the island in the year 1906, comparing the mountain range and climate of Adjuntas to that of Switzerland. A climate such as this makes it possible for the coffee beans to mature slowly, adding complexity and acidity in the process. It also prolongs the harvest, making it possible to pick ripe coffee cherries later in the season. It is this wonderful setting and our favorable latitudinal position that makes it possible for them to achieve such great results at lower altitudes compared to other coffee producing countries.