Coffee Review - Costa Rica Don Jose by BeanFruit Coffee
  • BeanFruit Coffee Company

    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Costa Rica Don Jose Micro Lot

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: April 2013
Origin: West Valley growing region, Costa Rica. Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Gentle, balanced, quietly complex. Spicy, rose-like flowers, fresh-cut fir, hazelnut, a hint of nut-toned chocolate in aroma and cup. Softly bright acidity; lightly plush mouthfeel. The chocolate and spicy floral notes in particular carry into a smooth finish.

Notes: This coffee was processed using the honey method, which means that the outer skin is removed as it is in the wet process, but all or some of the sticky fruit residue is allowed to dry on the bean and later removed by machine along with the parchment skin. It was produced by farmer Sixtolman Sanchez on the Don Jose farm entirely from trees of the Caturra variety of Arabica. Bean Fruit is a quality-oriented small-batch roaster based in Jackson, Mississippi, whose motto is, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23. Visit or call 601-624-2605 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A quiet, comfortable coffee in the best sense; lively yet balanced, gentle yet engaging.


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