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CQ Coffee Roasters

Costa Rica Helsar Manuel Macho Arce

Location: Bedford, New Hampshire

Origin: West Valley growing region, Costa Rica.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $14.50/12 ounces

Review Date: July 2014

Agtron: 52/71

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweet-toned, quietly lyric. Brown sugar, carob, rose-like flowers, almond, hints of tangerine and cumin in aroma and cup. Round, gentle acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Quietly flavor-saturated finish.

Notes:

Named after the micro-mill Helsar de Zarcero in the West Valley of Costa Rica, this coffee is made up entirely of the Caturra variety of Arabica and comes from a segregated lot of farmer Manuel “Macho” Arce’s production. CQ Coffee Roasters is a coffee-loving, quality-focused roasting company based in Bedford, New Hampshire. Visit www.cqcoffeeroasters.com or call 603-345-7707 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy grace and subtle originality in a gentle, syrupy cup.