Since the 1800s, the Adjuntas coffee region has been renowned for
superior quality coffee and roasting versatility.
100% Adjuntas Mountain Grown Arabica beans grow high in the
central mountain range of Puerto Rico where shady mountainsides
with steep valleys create myriad microclimates bathed by cool rain
and heavy dew. The favorable latitude and altitude, reliable rainfall,
moisture and pleasant trade winds create cool temperatures that fall
into the 40s. Experts agree that climates with extended low
temperatures produce a better bean.
At Sandra Farms , excellent coffee quality is a result of how precious
Adjuntas Mountain Grown Arabica beans are treated: Ripe red beans
are manually picked from specialty coffee varieties such as Bourbon,
Catuahi and Caturra. Ecologically friendly equipment separates the
cherry from the beans, and then gently removes the mucilage that
surrounds the beans using only a few liters of spring water per ton.
Cleaned coffee beans travel to rectangular silos with perforated
floors through which warm air is blown, a process that slowly dries
the bean mass. The blown-in air contains no fuel particulates
because it passes through a heat exchanger that surrounds the
furnace. The hulls of the previous year's crop, a renewable
biomass, effectively provide the energy needed in a manner which
helps protect the environment. The beans are then dried to a
predetermined low moisture level, stored in burlap bags for
protection and cooled in an air-circulated warehouse until they are
hulled and hand-selected by experienced coffee workers.
Nature makes good beans and Sandra Farms lovingly processes
them so they blossom in your cup. At Sandra Farms , our green
footprint is as tiny as the delicate Puerto Rican tree frog called
el coqui that shares the mountains with us. We proudly use
ecologically sensitive methods throughout cultivation, production and
processing. The proof is in the cup. ¡Buen Provecho!