Magnolia Coffee

Costa Rica Cumbres del Poas “Perla Negra”

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Origin: Sabanilla de Alajuela growing region, Costa Rica

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $14.99/12 ounces

Review Date: October 2017

Agtron: 52/74

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, sweetly tart. Dried peach, roasted cacao nib, lavender, pink peppercorn, lemon zest in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet-tart in structure; delicate, silky mouthfeel. The finish consolidates around roasted cacao nib, gently drying, with hints of lemon zest.


Produced by Oscar and Francisca Chacon entirely from trees of the Caturra variety of Arabica; certified organically grown. Processed by “natural” or dry method, 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. Magnolia Coffee is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based specialty roaster whose motto is “Craft Roasted. Truly Delicious. Socially Conscious.” Magnolia Coffee focuses on direct-trade coffees that make a difference in the lives of the coffee harvesters and the local communities they serve. Visit www.magnoliacoffeeco.com or call 704-651-7726 for more information.This coffee can be mail-ordered through the website email link or by calling the number above. It is also sold at Charlotte, North Carolina Whole Foods stores and available directly from Magnolia Coffee.

The Bottom Line: An engaging natural-processed Costa Rica driven by spicy floral notes and suggestions of dried stone fruit. Organically grown.

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