This is our 5th year to work with Hacienda Sonora, located in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Sonora is owned and managed by our dear friends, Alberto and Diego Guardia and is approximately 100 hectares in size. Composed of 55 hectares of shaded coffee, 35 hectares of wild forest reserve, and 10 hectares of sugar cane. The average elevation is 1,200 m (or 3,900 ft) above sea level. The coffee grows in an environment surrounded by exotic trees and other vegetation, providing ideal conditions for quality, as well as improving the chemistry of the already naturally rich volcanic soil.