Hacienda Sonora sits in the Central Valley, at the foot of the Poas Volcano. The farm operates on 100% renewable energy generated by a hydroelectric generator that transform rushing rivers into energy. The energy fuels the wet and dry mills and provides free electricity for everyone living and working on the farm. Hacienda Sonora has shared their success generously, paying fair wages to all workers and bolstering the local community economy. All coffees at Hacienda Sonora are either honey or natural processed to reduce wastewater and further protect the environment.
Marsellesa is a hybrid variety in the Sarchimor family, plants that are a hybrid of Villa Sarchi (a natural Bourbon mutation, like Caturra and Pacas) and a coffee leaf rust (CLR) resistant hybrid from Timor-Leste. This CLR resistant hybrid reduces the likelihood of damage to plants, and reduces the need for pesticides.