Costa Rica La Minita by Coffee Klatch Review |
Roast: Medium Review Date: July 2008
Origin: Tarrazu growing region, central Costa Rica. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Rich, sweetly bright and perfectly balanced throughout the profile. Cherry, molasses and nut notes in the aroma; in the cup full body and lightly syrupy mouthfeel, with dusk flower notes and continued hints of cherry, nut, and a perhaps chocolate-inclined molasses. Simple but long, sweetly rich finish.

Notes: Specialty coffee pioneer Bill McAlpin's La Minita Estate Tarrazu was in many ways the original estate coffee, a coffee that twenty or so years ago breathtakingly raised the bar for green coffee quality and distinction. As this version confirms, it remains a benchmark for purity, balance and classic clarity of cup. Coffee Klatch is an award-winning small-batch roasting company in the Los Angeles area whose resident barista and trainer, Heather Perry, won both the 2003 and 2007 United States Barista Championships brewing Coffee Klatch espresso blends. Visit or call 877-455-2824 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A cup that defines Latin-American high-grown classic.


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