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Jackrabbit Java

Costa Rica Microlot White Honey

Location: Thermopolis, Wyoming

Origin: Central Valley, Costa Rica

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $12.00/12 ounces

Review Date: April 2017

Agtron: 44/58

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweetly pungent, roast-rounded. Dark chocolate, floral vanilla, orange zest, scorched cedar in aroma and cup. Pungent, bittersweet acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Bittersweet but resonant in the finish: Chocolate and orange dominate in a bittersweet but resonant finish.

Notes:

Produced by Helsar Magdalena of Santa Lucia Farm of the Caturra and Catuai varieties of Arabica. Processed by the white honey method. With all honey processing methods, some sweet pulp or fruit flesh (“honey”) is allowed to adhere to the beans during drying. In the white honey variation, an extremely thin layer of pulp is allowed to dry on the beans, less than with yellow honey, and much less than is the case with red or black honey. Jackrabbit Java selects the finest coffees from around the world and roasts them in Thermopolis Wyoming’s fresh mountain air. All Jackrabbit Java coffees are specialty-grade and roasted to order. Visit www.jackrabbitjava.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: Attractive darker-roasted Costa Rica, pungent and chocolaty with a zesty orange edge.