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Article: Journey to the Heart of Costa Rica: Discover the new Alejo Castro filter coffee

Voyage au Cœur du Costa Rica : Découvrez le nouveau café filtre Alejo Castro

Journey to the Heart of Costa Rica: Discover the new Alejo Castro filter coffee

The history of Alejo Castro Coffee is one of passion, excellence, and heritage passed down from generation to generation. Going back almost a century, this family of coffee producers has preserved traditions while integrating modern techniques to create exceptional coffee. Alejo coffee is the result of hard work and an unwavering commitment to quality and sustainability. Immerse yourself in the world of this Costa Rican coffee, where each bean tells a story.


Alejo Castro is a fifth-generation coffee producer, proudly carrying the torch of a family lineage dedicated to producing high-quality coffee. His estate, the Volcan Azul farm, located in the West Valley region of Costa Rica, is the birthplace of this exceptional coffee. There, coffee cherries are dried naturally under the Costa Rican sun, a process that gives each bean intense fruit notes.

The Volcanic Terroir of Volcan Azul

The volcanic terroir of Volcan Azul, combined with impeccable production processes, constantly produces exceptional coffees. Coffees from this region are renowned for their complexity and uniqueness. Each cup of Alejo Castro filter coffee transports you straight to the lands of Costa Rica, where the volcanic soil and ideal climate combine to create an incomparable experience with every sip.

The Natural Process

The natural process, also known as the dry process, is a fundamental part of coffee production in Costa Rica. This is one of the reasons why Volcan Azul coffees are so popular. On the farm, the fruits are carefully picked at their optimal point of ripeness. They are then spread out on a raised bed to dry in the sun. This drying process lasts nine days, allowing the coffee to slowly lose its moisture while developing its unique flavor profile.

After this initial sun-drying period, the coffee undergoes another crucial step: mechanical drying in Guardiolas for 24 hours. This step ensures uniform drying and further stabilizes the coffee beans. Thus, the vibrant acidity of the coffee is perfectly balanced by sweet notes, creating a cup of coffee of unparalleled silky smoothness.

The Unique Flavors of Alejo Castro

When you enjoy a cup of Alejo Castro coffee, you discover a world of captivating flavors. Its soft body and lively acidity, marked by notes of red fruits, offer an exceptional sensory experience. You can savor lively notes of blackcurrant and strawberries, perfectly balanced by a delicate touch of white chocolate.

Alejo Castro Coffee is much more than just a cup of coffee, it is the result of a century-old heritage and the unwavering passion of a family dedicated to the art of producing the best coffee possible. Join us in celebrating this wonderful relationship with Alejo Castro and his commitment to coffee quality. Discover the fruity and lively Alejo Castro filter coffee from Café Saint-Henri, an exceptional taste experience that transports you to the heart of the lands of Costa Rica with every sip.

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