San Juanillo Estate, French by Orleans Coffee Exchange Review |
  • Orleans Coffee Exchange

    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • San Juanillo Estate, French

Roast: Very-Dark Review Date: April 1997
Origin: Costa Rica Price: NA

Blind Assessment: First pungent then complex, the aroma is full of intrigue. We get a bit less in the cup, but given the darkness of the roast what remains is still impressive: enough acidity to keep the body lively, and generally an admirable balance between the qualities of the coffee and the impact of the roast.

Notes: A very dark roast that still is balanced, with a lively acidity. This estate Costa Rica (in a lighter-roasted incarnation I'm sure) took a prize at the most recent Sintercafé cupping contest.

Who Should Drink It: Classicists who crave a very dark roast. The clarity and completeness of the Costa-Rican profile works itself out nicely in dark-roast terms.


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