Flavia Beverage Systems
Costa Rica (filterpack)
|Roaster Location:||West Chester, Pennsylvania|
|Coffee Origin:||Tarrazu growing region, central Costa Rica|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||January 2004|
Rich, bracingly bittersweet aroma - caramel, a tickle of chocolate, pure classic coffee fruit notes - but in the cup disappointingly lean and shallow in dimension, particularly as the cup cools. Recovers slightly in the thin but cleanly sweet finish.
This coffee is packaged in a proprietary filterpack for the Flavia SB100 single serve brewer. Costa Rica is one of the world's classic coffee origins, admired for its clarity and power. Flavia ("The Cafe of Choice") is a brand of Mars Incorporated, a large, privately owned company that started with its now classic candies before adding pet food (Whiskas), people food (Uncle Ben's) and vending systems, including the SB100 home single-serve brewer. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those who find the overture more exciting than the dance.
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This review originally appeared in the January, 2004 tasting report: At What Cost Convenience? Testing the New Single-Serve Coffee Systems