Costa Rican Tarrazu - Light Roast

Excellent acidity with a slightly sweet flavor. Delightfully smooth with nuances of citrus reminiscent of crisp pear and apple with subtle hints of chocolate.  The light roast brings out these subtleties.

Wet processed, resulting in a clean taste with a medium body.  The grade is Strictly Hard Bean (top grade). You can't go wrong with this lovely region. 

Region:  Our Costa Rican coffee is grown in the mid-Western San Jose region on the Pacific Coast. The high elevation of 1300 – 1700 meters provides a slow growth, resulting in a denser and more flavorful bean.

Body: Medium

Notes:  Crisp Pear, Apple, Cinnamon, Spice

Balance:   Acidity is the brightness that coffee offers. Some palates register this as sour or tangy. Some delight in its fruity complexities.

Alternatively, boldness can taste rich and bittersweet like dark chocolate. Some palates register this as heavy or smoky. Some delight in its rich, spicy caramelized sugars.

Balanced coffees will have a nice mixture of both attributes so that one does not overpower the other. It will be the most complex in flavor, giving you the sweetest flavors. It will give you a nutty depth and spice of a dark roast with a gentler acidity to round out the flavors of the coffee.

 

Costa Rica means “rich coast” and is a republic in Central America. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea with 14 known volcanoes. The rich volcanic soil is known for growing great coffee. Several islands also make up this country, rich in culture and wildlife. From big cats to tiny Red-eyed tree frogs, Costa Rica boasts a biodiversity unrivaled in other countries. Spider monkeys and a wide variety of tropical birds live there. Numerous plants, including many orchids contribute to the diversity. This diverse country values education and its citizens are well educated. Most speak English, though the official language is Spanish. The population has benefited from little unrest and a stable economy. In the early 1800s the government of Costa Rican strongly encouraged coffee production. It gained a foothold after the government offered plots of land to anyone who wanted to grow the crop. Coffee is picked by hand, resulting in a superior product. Processing facilities remove the pulp and then dry the coffee in the sun, turning it frequently.