Organic Fair-Trade Costa Rica by Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters Review | CoffeeReview.com
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Roast: Medium Review Date: August 2005
Origin: Tarrazu growing region, Central Costa Rica Price: NA
 

Blind Assessment: Muted aroma with notes that Ken called "quietly pungent" and co-cupper Rodger "smoky." Ken also found pleasantly floral top notes as well. In the cup substantial body and smooth mouthfeel; the pungent notes in the aroma reappear as nut (Rodger) or semi-sweet chocolate (Ken). Simple, sweet short finish, very slight astringency in the long.

Notes: Certified organically grown and Fair-Traded, meaning small-holding farmers have been paid a formula-determined fair or economically sustainable price for their coffee. In this case the farmers are part of a cooperative of 42 family-owned farms in the distinguished, high-altitude Tarrazu growing region. Batdorf & Bronson is a premium wholesale specialty roaster with a long and honorable commitment to quality and sound relationships with growers. Visit www.batdorf.com or call 800-955-5282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who prefer their salmon smoked.

AROMA:7
ACIDITY:7
BODY:8
FLAVOR:8
AFTERTASTE:8
AGTRON:47/63

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