Coffee Review - La Pira Costa Rica Geisha Natural by The Roasterie
  • The Roasterie

    Kansas City, Missouri
  • La Pira Costa Rica Geisha Natural

Roast: Light Review Date: November 2010
Origin: Costa Rica Price: $11.99/12 oz.

Blind Assessment: Pungent fresh-cut fir, roasted nut and a raisiny fruit dominate in aroma and flavor, with a surprising, sweet milk chocolate developing late in the mouth and carrying into the finish. Crisp acidity, smoothly delicate mouthfeel.

Notes: This is a dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with the wet-processed or "washed" coffees more typical of Costa Rica. The Roasterie is a longtime 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: A finely understated, silky light-roasted coffee with crisp nut and raisin character.


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