Costa Rica (filterpack) by Flavia Beverage Systems Review |
  • Flavia Beverage Systems

    West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Costa Rica (filterpack)

Roast: Medium Review Date: January 2004
Origin: Tarrazu growing region, central Costa Rica Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Rich, bracingly bittersweet aroma - caramel, a tickle of chocolate, pure classic coffee fruit notes - but in the cup disappointingly lean and shallow in dimension, particularly as the cup cools. Recovers slightly in the thin but cleanly sweet finish.

Notes: This coffee is packaged in a proprietary filterpack for the Flavia SB100 single serve brewer. Costa Rica is one of the world's classic coffee origins, admired for its clarity and power. Flavia ("The Cafe of Choice") is a brand of Mars Incorporated, a large, privately owned company that started with its now classic candies before adding pet food (Whiskas), people food (Uncle Ben's) and vending systems, including the SB100 home single-serve brewer. Visit or call 800-882-6629 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Those who find the overture more exciting than the dance.


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