Coffee Review - Costa Rica Las Lajas by Doma Coffee
  • Doma Coffee Roasting

    Post Falls, Idaho
  • Costa Rica Las Lajas Natural

Roast: Medium Review Date: February 2011
Origin: Alajuela growing region, central Costa Rica. Price: $10.90/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: A richly balanced cup. Notes of sweet orange and floral-toned herb (coriander?) in the aroma. Softly bright acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. In the cup flavor leans toward black cherry and grapy dessert wine. Richness carries deep into the finish, as does flavor.

Notes: Produced by third generation coffee farmer Francisca Salas and her family. The term natural refers to the dry-processed method wherein the coffee is dried inside the fruit, an unusual procedure for Costa Rica coffee. Doma Coffee Roasting specializes in organic and Fair-Trade certified coffees and takes pride in a rigorous program of recycling and environmentally responsible business practices. The Doma slogan is "Coffee/Culture/Meaning." Visit or call 208-667-1267 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Aficionados interested in dried-in the-fruit coffee, an unusual process for Costa Rica, and anyone interested in a deep, balanced cup.


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