Don Quijote Cafe de Costa Rica by The Roasterie Review |
  • The Roasterie

    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Don Quijote Cafe de Costa Rica

Roast: Medium Review Date: August 2005
Origin: Costa Rica Price: $8.95/12oz

Blind Assessment: Ken was somewhat more enthusiastic about this classic Central American profile than co-cupper Rodger Owen, but both found lots to write about. Both found the aroma round and sweet, complicated by wine notes for Rodger and pear and a hint of cedar for Ken. In the cup both described a sweet, quietly vibrant acidity and a coffee fruit that read as black currant or slightly tart cherry for Ken and sweet pipe tobacco for Rodger. The essential sweetness carried into the short finish, tempering the slight astringency in the long.

Notes: The Roasterie is a leading, quality-oriented specialty roaster that emphasizes its commitment to "air roasting," a technology utilizing a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. Visit or call 800-376-0245 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who prefer vigorous simplicity.


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