Big Shoulders Coffee
Costa Rica Farmer’s Project
|Roaster Location:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||Costa Rica|
|Est. Price:||$18.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2019|
Blind Assessment: Sweetly tart, high-toned. Lime zest, almond, cherry, cedar, apple blossom in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with pert acidity; full, satiny mouthfeel. The finish is crisp and citrusy, redolent of lime zest.
Notes: Produced by a collective of smallholding farmers in Costa Rica organized by Marianella Baez Jost. Comprised of the Bourbon, Geisha and Catuai varieties of Arabica. The Catuai is processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying), and the Bourbon and Catuai by the honey method (in which a small amount of fruit flesh is left adhering to the bean during the drying process). Big Shoulders Coffee is a Chicago artisan roaster that emphasizes a fresh-roasted, no-nonsense approach to fine coffee. Visit www.bigshoulderscoffee.com or call 312-888-3042 for more information.
The Bottom Line: An appealing blend of Costa Rica coffees that supports a local farmer’s collective: crisp, sweet and balanced.