Costa Rica La Luna Tarrazu by Alpen Sierra Review |
  • Alpen Sierra

    South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Costa Rica La Luna Tarrazu

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: June 2002
Origin: La Luna Estate, Tarrazu growing region, Costa Rica. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Ken (rating 86) writes: "Sweet, round, with an agreeable balance of dry acidy notes and rich roastiness. Perhaps a bit shallow in range and dimension." Kevin (rating 85): "A dark roast that hits the 'sweet spot' of old-style Peet's/Starbucks roasting. Acidity in a supporting role but still present, luscious body and noteworthy complexity, all a testament to excellent green coffee and skillful roasting."

Notes: La Luna ("the moon" in Spanish) is a farm operated by the Seevers family. Alpen Sierra is a quality-oriented, retail/wholesale specialty roaster serving the Lake Tahoe region and beyond. Visit or call 800-531-1405 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: "Plunger pot coffee par excellence," according to Kevin.


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