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Temple Coffee and Tea

Costa Rica Sonoran Estate Red Catuai

Location: Sacramento, California

Origin: Central Valley, Costa Rica

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $15.49/12 ounces

Review Date: April 2017

Agtron: 56/78

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweetly pungent, balanced. Baker’s chocolate, magnolia, almond, pomegranate, oak in aroma and cup. Crisp, gentle acidity; lightly velvety mouthfeel. The balance of the cup carries through to the sweet-toned finish, equal parts flower, fruit and nut.

Notes:

Produced exclusively from trees of the respected Red Catuai variety of Arabica by farmers Alberto and Diego Guardia of Sonora Estate in Costa Rica. This coffee was processed by the honey method, which means that the outer skin is removed as it is in the wet or “washed” process, but at least some of the sticky fruit residue is allowed to dry on the bean and later removed by machine along with the parchment skin. Temple Coffee is a quality-focused retail and wholesale specialty roaster active in Sacramento, California since 2005. Committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the finest coffees, Temple features coffee from distinguished single estates and cooperatives around the world. Visit www.templecoffee.com or call 916-454-1282 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A delightfully balanced Costa Rica cup, classic in its expression of crisp, gentle acidity and ripe fruit and sweet floral notes.