|Roaster Location:||Sacramento, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Central Valley, Costa Rica|
|Est. Price:||$20.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2016|
Blind Assessment: Fruit-forward, spicily herbaceous, intricate. Complex wild berry notes, cocoa powder, lavender, aged Cognac, blood orange. Juicy, floral acidity; delicate though syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The round, rich finish is saturated with cocoa, citrus and lavender.
Notes: Produced from trees of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica by farmers Alberto and Diego Guardia of Sonora Estate in Costa Rica. An unusually refined example of a dry-processed or “natural” coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. 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: An unorthodox coffee with great breadth and complexity of aroma and flavor: fruit, spice, flowers, herb. Not a purist’s coffee, but big, deep and expressive. Aficionados: Think Pacamara.