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Roast House

Costa Coast Blend

Location: Spokane, Washington

Origin: Costa Rica; Ethiopia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $21.00/16 ounces

Review Date: February 2018

Agtron: 52/78

Aroma: 8

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Floral-toned, crisp, deeply sweet. Dried strawberry, freesia, toffee, hazelnut butter, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure; syrupy, almost creamy body. Notes of freesia-like flowers and hazelnut butter dominate in the short finish, while sweetly wood-framed toffee tones carry the long.

Notes:

Certified USDA organic. A blend of two coffees from Costa Rica and Ethiopia. This coffee tied for the third-highest rating in a cupping of blends for Coffee Review‘s February 2018 tasting report. Roast House is a small-batch, quality-focused roaster specializing in farm-direct organic-certified and Fair Trade certified coffees. Visit roasthousecoffee.com or call 509-995-6500 for more information.

The Bottom Line: An inviting blend of two organic coffees, a Costa Rica and a natural-processed Ethiopia, which together create a spicy-floral-toned and fruit-driven cup.


This review originally appeared in the February, 2018 tasting report: Blending Coffees: Craft, Intuition and Thematic Riffs

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