Los Bros Aguilera, Costa Rica
A true family producer, the Aguileras are 12 brothers and sisters that almost exclusively cultivate lands inherited from their parents. Only the siblings and their offspring are on hand all year to fertilize, prune coffee fields and work the mills, drying patios for initial processing. Harvest time pickers are the only hired labor.
Villa Sarchi originated near the town of Sarchi as a natural mutation of Bourbon. The plant is a shade friendly bushy dwarf with 45-degree branching, interspersing bronze leaves throughout its foliage, producing round, red fruits.