Coffee Review - Costa Rica Sombra Del Poro by Caribou Coffee
  • Caribou Coffee

    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Costa Rica Sombra Del Poro

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: November 2010
Origin: Tarrazu growing region, central Costa Rica Price: $12.99/16 ounces

Blind Assessment: Lemon, crisply cocoaish chocolate, dry-roasted nut in aroma and cup. Balanced, well-integrated acidity, smoothly silky mouthfeel. Cleanly rich finish.

Notes: The name Sombra Del Poro, or shade of the poro, refers to a type of shade tree grown in the Tarrazu region. This coffee is Rainforest Alliance Certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. Caribou Coffee is a large (second largest in the U.S. after Starbucks) retail roasting chain based in the upper Middle West whose rather irreverent motto "Life is short. Stay awake for it" belies a serious approach to coffee. Visit or call 888-227-4268 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who admire the delicately lemony, dry chocolate style of Central American cup.


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