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 Familia Bonilla - Beneficio

    This lot of Beneficio has the mouthfeel of apple juice, with dark sugar flavors and a tea tannin-like finish - mouth cleansing. Its fruited for sure, but delicate notes provide highlights, like pink grapefruit and apple. Tart, brisk acidity, and with walnut and red apple rounding out the finish. Classic, clean washed Costa Rica coffee. City to Full City. SO Espresso. Learn More
    $6.50
    /lb
    (or less)

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