Cordillera del Fuego Costa Rica Termico
|Roaster Location:||Grove City, Pennsylvania|
|Coffee Origin:||Tarrazu, Costa RIca|
|Est. Price:||$16.00/10 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2020|
Blind Assessment: Bright, sweetly spice-toned. Cinnamon, candy apple, grapefruit zest, freesia-like flowers, a hint of fresh yogurt in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with lively, high-toned acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The finish continues spice-toned and rich.
Notes: Produced by Don Luis Campos of Cordillera del Fuego and processed by the “thermic” method, in which beans, with skins removed, are heated with some of the fruit flesh or mucilage still adhering to them. The exposure to heat starts to break down the natural sugars of the mucilage, partially caramelizing it. 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: A deeply sweet Costa Rica coffee processed by an unusual variation on the honey method, promoting a pleasingly nuanced profile with a range of spice notes supported by subtly tart, yogurt-like hints.