Costa Rica La Magnolia, 2000/01 crop by Flying Goat Coffee Review |
  • Flying Goat Coffee

    Healdsburg, California
  • Costa Rica La Magnolia, 2000/01 crop

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: June 2002
Origin: Tres Rios growing region, Costa Rica. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Ken's favorite (rating 90) in the cupping: "Richly acidy and roundly sweet. Grace notes suggest cocoa swooning toward lushly fruity pipe tobacco." Kevin (rating 86) seems a bit put off by its departure from the Costa Rica norm: "Lovely caramel aroma, medium-full body, lush bittersweet chocolate flavors that made me wonder which part of Guatemala this Costa Rica was grown in. Hedonistic rather than cerebral in its appeal; delightfully atypical."

Notes: This coffee, from last year's crop, is grown on one of numerous small, well manicured farms on the eastern outskirts of San Jose, Costa Rica's capital. It came through rather well, perhaps because it was stored in the relatively cool, almost ideal coffee-storing climate of the San Francisco Bay Area. Flying Goat Coffee is a boutique retail/wholesale roaster located in the wine country of northern California. Visit or call 800-675-3599 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Hedonists, obviously, and I guess I'm one, given my high rating of this sweet, complex coffee.


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