Spyhouse Coffee Roasting

Finca Angelina Costa Rica Honey

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Origin: Los Robles de Naranjo, West Valley, Costa Rica.

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $18.00/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2014

Agtron: 65/82

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Very sweet, lyric, juicy. Honey, peach, caramel, honeysuckle-like flowers, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Delicately and sweetly bright acidity; very silky, buoyant mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around peach and caramel in a continuing sweet-toned finish.


This coffee was processed using the honey method, which means that the outer skin is removed as it is in the wet 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. The delicacy and brightness of this sample suggest that quite a bit of the fruit pulp was removed before drying, although this impressive characteristic may also relate to variety, as this lot was produced entirely from trees of the local Villa Sarchi variety of Arabica, a mutant of the heirloom Bourbon variety that was first selected in the West Valley region. Spyhouse Coffee Roasting emphasizes building relationships within and around the coffee community through passion and knowledge. Visit www.spyhousecoffee.com or call 612-345-4348 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy sweetness and delicacy without simplicity.

This review originally appeared in the September, 2014 tasting report: Honey and Natural Process Coffees, Central America 2014

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