Cirque Tarrazu F1 Natural
|Roaster Location:||Bend, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Tarrazu growing region, Costa Rica|
|Est. Price:||$26.00/five 5-gram single-serve packets|
|Review Date:||February 2019|
Blind Assessment: Evaluated as an instant or soluble coffee at proportions of 5 grams of instant coffee powder mixed with 8.5 ounces (250 ml) of hot water. Richly sweet, fruit-toned. Strawberry, honey, cedar, hibiscus, hazelnut in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with tart-leaning acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The crisp finish centers around strawberry and hazelnut notes.
Notes: The green coffee for this product was produced by the Tarrazu Cooperative; it is 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. This coffee was sourced and roasted by Cirque Coffee in Tulsa, Oklahoma and solubilized and packaged as an instant by Voilá Coffee in Bend, Oregon. Voilá Coffee was founded by Kent Sheridan in 2016 out of a desire to make specialty coffee approachable, while combining his love for exploring new coffees and roasters. Visit www.voila.coffee for more information.
The Bottom Line: One of the better specialty instants we’ve tested, with persuasive brightness, deep sweetness, and a plush, appealing mouthfeel.