Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters
Costa Rica Cerro San Luis Natural
Location: Sacramento, California
Origin: San Luis de Grecia, central Costa Rica.
Est. Price: $17.90/12 ounces
Review Date: September 2014
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.
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.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2014 tasting report: When the Small Get Big (and the Big Try for Small)