Costa Rican La Minita Estate by Kaffe Magnum Opus Review |
  • Kaffe Magnum Opus

    Millville, New Jersey
  • Costa Rican La Minita Estate

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: November 2003
Origin: Tarrazu growing region, central Costa Rica Price: $10.95/12oz

Blind Assessment: A tribute to classic balance: pure but substantial, quietly intense without extremes. Gently acidy, deeply rich, discreetly complicated by tightly laced notes of leather, chocolate and fruit.

Notes: La Minita is among the world's most admired coffee farms. Proprietor William McAlpin was a pioneer in the practice of branding and marketing fine specialty coffee by estate or farm rather than region or type. Kaffé Magnum Opus is a wholesaler and Internet retailer of quality specialty coffee. Visit or call 800-652-5282 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Those who are equally impressed by name and substance.


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