Cordillera del Fuego Costa Rica Anaerobic
|Roaster Location:||Grove City, Pennsylvania|
|Coffee Origin:||Tarrazu, Costa Rica|
|Est. Price:||$15.00/10 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2019|
Blind Assessment: Richly spicy, musky, chocolaty. Mexican chocolate (cocoa nib, vanilla, cinnamon, sugar), dried parsley, nutmeg, musk in aroma and cup. Crisp and piquant in structure; light, silky mouthfeel. The impressive finish is drying yet quite sweet, saturated with chocolate, cinnamon and musk suggestions.
Notes: This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 19 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2019. This coffee tied for second-highest rating in a cupping of coffees produced using reduced oxygen (“anaerobic”) processing methods for Coffee Review’s November 2019 tasting report. Anaerobic processing in this case means that producer Luis Eduardo Campos fermented this coffee, after pulping or skinning, in a sealed, limited-oxygen stainless steel tank to encourage production of lactic acids that contribute to this sample’s very original cup profile. This coffee was imported by Genuine Origin, a specialty-focused coffee importer based in Irvington, New York. Collage Coffee is a micro-roastery featuring specialty coffee and house brewed kombucha. Colläge works with local artists to promote fine arts in its region, and loves serving its community. This coffee is available for purchase at the Collage store and cafe, 221 South Broad Street, Grove City, Pennsylvania.
The Bottom Line: An anaerobic-processed coffee whose startling originality leans toward musk, chocolate and cinnamon.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2019 tasting report: Anaerobic Fermentation and Other Palate-Bending Processing Experiments