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Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters

Costa Rica Cerro San Luis Natural

Location: Sacramento, California

Origin: San Luis de Grecia, central Costa Rica.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.90/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2014

Agtron: 57/74

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 9

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Balanced, quietly complete, subtly original. Orange, fresh-cut cedar, lily-like flowers, roasted cacoa nib, a hint of brandy in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet, smoothly nuanced acidity; syrupy though lively mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but maintains a resonant, layered complexity in a quiet, lasting finish.

Notes:

Produced by farmers Alexander and Sara Delgado. This is a dry-processed or “natural” coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. Chocolate Fish is a distinguished New-Zealand inspired micro-roaster based in Sacramento California, focused on the best in both quality and integrity. Visit www.chocolatefishcoffee.com or call 916-451-5181 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Crisp cacao nib and cedar suggestions balance gently lush lily and brandy in this finely understated dried-in-the-fruit profile.