Costa Rica El Conquistador by Atomic Cafe Coffee Roasters Review |
  • Atomic Cafe Coffee Roasters

    Beverly, Massachusetts
  • Costa Rica El Conquistador

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: April 2008
Origin: Tarrazu growing region, central Costa Rica Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Deep-toned, cherryish fruit and pungent aromatic wood in the aroma. In the cup pronounced, citrus-toned acidity, full mouthfeel, bittersweet structure, with continued hints of cherry, cocoa, and a pungent wood or tomato note. The cocoa turns toward chocolate in the long, rich finish.

Notes: El Conquistador is essentially a brand of green coffee associated with a particularly high-altitude portion of the famous Tarrazu growing region and with certain picking and processing nuances (riper fruit, perhaps longer fermentation) that arguably also affect its cup character along with its high-altitude terroir. Atomic Caf? is a coffee house on the North Shore of Massachusetts that began its refined in-house roasting program in 2005. Visit or call 978-922-0042 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A Costa Rica for non-conformists: classic acidity, big body but a hint of ambiguous, perhaps exotic pungency in the aromatics.


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