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Espresso Republic

Static Hacienda Sonora Costa Rica

Location: Chino, California

Origin: Alajuela, Central Valley, Costa Rica

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2017

Agtron: 61/74

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Subtle, engaging, deeply sweet-savory. Orange blossom, baker’s chocolate, cantaloupe, fresh pine, a hint of cinnamon in aroma and cup. Round, sweetly savory structure; taut, velvety body. The finish consolidates around quiet chocolate and almond notes.

Notes:

Produced from trees of the Caturra and Catuai varieties of Arabica by farmers Alberto and Diego Guardia of Sonora Estate in Costa Rica. Processed by the honey method (sometimes referred to as “semi-washed”), which means that the outer skin of the coffee fruit 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. Espresso Republic, founded in 2010, specializes in sourcing quality coffees and roasting them in small batches for both retail and wholesale customers. Visit www.espressorepublic.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: A simultaneously savory-leaning yet floral- and sweet-toned honey-processed coffee.