Costa Rica Sonora Estate by Temple Coffee |
Roast: Medium Review Date: October 2013
Origin: Central Valley, Costa Rica. Price: $17.50/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Balanced, round, classic. Dark chocolate, night-blooming flowers, zesty orange, pecan in aroma and in a very sweet, almost sugary cup. Round, resonant acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in an ongoing sweet-toned but gently drying finish.

Notes: Produced on Sonora Estate from trees of the unusual Valencia variety of Arabica, a compact-growing variety of unknown parentage with characteristics of the admired Bourbon. It was processed by the honey method, meaning the skin was removed from the coffee fruit immediately after picking but the beans or seeds were dried with at least some of the fruit pulp or “honey” still adhering to them. This practice contrasts to the more conventional wet or washed method, wherein both skin and pulp are removed from the beans before drying. Temple Coffee is a quality-focused retail and wholesale specialty roaster active in Sacramento, California since 2005. Committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the finest coffees, Temple features coffee from distinguished single estates and cooperatives around the world. Visit or call 916-454-1282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy classic coffees with an exotic edge.


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