Costa Rica

Costa Rica

If there is a problem with Costa Rica coffee, it's the fact that it can lack distinction; it is straightforward, clean, softly acidic, mild. It has lots of "coffee flavor." The trend in Costa Rica was to create large volumes of moderately good "specialty" coffee. There was a push toward high-yield coffee shrubs that lacked the clarity in cup flavor of the older types. They also required a lot of fertilizer input to maintain their bountiful yields. The large mills mixed all the small-farm coffee cherries that were delivered, the high-grown and low-grown, the ripe fruits and the not-so-ripe. The result was mediocrity.

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  • Costa Rica San Martin de Leon Cortes

    This Costa Rica coffee has a sweetness of honey and demurara sugar, with white tea and crisp apple flavors. As it cools, dried fruits and a nice black walnut note come through. A beautiful pour over, best right around City+ roast for a refined cup profile. City+ to Full City. Learn More
    $6.30
    /lb
    (or less)

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