Costa Rica, La Amistad by Gillies Coffee Co. Review |
  • Gillies Coffee Co.

    Brooklyn, New York
  • Costa Rica, La Amistad

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: June 1998
Origin: Costa Rica Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Like so many coffees in the cupping, solid overall but short on sweetness and nuance. In this case, splendidly rich, broad-ranged aroma, decent acidity with a hint of fruit, but generally pungent and rather opaque, with only a touch of sweetness in the finish. A trace of the vanilla-toned richness that dominated in aroma re-emerges in the aftertaste.

Notes: Solid overall but short on sweetness and nuance. Gillies Coffee was founded in lower Manhattan in 1840, which makes it the oldest continuously operating coffee-roasting establishment in the United States. Gillies offers three Costa Ricas, including a La Minita and this certified organic. La Amistad is

Who Should Drink It: Those who want to enjoy a solid Costa Rica with impeccable environmental credentials.


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