Costa Rica Roast by Café Buen Dia Review |
  • Café Buen Dia

    Fountain Valley, California
  • Costa Rica Roast

Roast: Dark Review Date: March 2002
Origin: Costa Rica Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Low-key to the point of neutrality. The interesting wood, leather and spice tones in the aroma are overwhelmed by a dominating woody character in the cup. Literally tastes as though it had just dribbled off a board into the cup.

Notes: Sold roast and ground in a 12-ounce valve bag; 58 cents per ounce. Apparently grown, roast, ground and packaged entirely in Costa Rica. I am not sure what "Costa Rica roast" means. (The distributor also offers more conventionally named "Espresso" and "Dark" roasts.) Perhaps this coffee has been extremely slow-roasted (as coffee often is in Latin America), which might account for its oddly woody character.

Who Should Drink It: I guess those who enjoy the odor of freshly cut wood.


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