Costa Rica by Quartermaine Coffee Roasters Review |
  • Quartermaine Coffee Roasters

    Rockville, Maryland
  • Costa Rica

Roast: Very-Dark Review Date: October 2002
Origin: Doka Estate, Volcan Poas region, central Costa Rica. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Both John Weaver and Ken admired this coffee's smooth balance, though Ken found a bit more to say about the cup than John, who writes: "Good, medium-bodied coffee with smooth flavor and aftertaste" (84). Ken: "Pleasant balance of subdued acidy and round roast tones, complicated by sweet fruit chocolate, tastes a whole lot like butterscotch in the finish" (87).

Notes: Doka is one of Costa Rica's better-known coffee estates. Quartermaine is a wholesale and retail roaster serving the Washington DC area, and an early East-Coast proponent of Alfred Peet's slow, dark roasting style. Visit or call 301-230-4600 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: This versatile dark roast should appeal to those who enjoy dark roasts for their seductive smoothness rather than their macho bitterness.


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