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.
This honey-processed coffee has clean fruit notes, juicy mouthfeel, and an ever-so-slight bitter aspect that is like peach skin. Its a fairly complex Costa Rica, with black tea, plum, walnut, and grapefruit essence. The finish is sweet and refreshing. City to Full City. SO Espresso.
La Loma is loaded with raw sugar aroma and flavors. A honey note comes through in the cup, and as it cools, flavors of apple and candied nut come out. Acidity goes from malic to tea-like, sitting out on top of a balanced profile, and highlighting the overall sweet cup character. City to Full City. Learn More