Tico Coffee Roasters
Costa Rica Finca San Luis
|Roaster Location:||Campbell, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Santa Maria de Dota, Tarrazu growing region, Costa Rica|
|Est. Price:||$20.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2022|
Blind Assessment: Crisp, nutty, sweetly herb-toned. Lemon balm, praline, golden raisin, baking chocolate, magnolia in aroma and cup. Richly sweet structure with balanced, high-toned acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. Gently drying finish with notes of cocoa-toned raisin and praline.
Notes: Produced by Daniela and Tatiana Gutierrez of Finca San Luis from trees of the Caturra and Catuai varieties of Arabica, and processed by the traditional washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried). Tico Coffee’s co-founder Mariana Faerron is from Costa Rica, and the term “Tico” describes a Costa Rica native. The company she created with her husband Thomas specializes in direct trade coffees from small farms all over the world. Visit www.ticoroasters.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A classic washed Costa Rica cup: deeply sweet, richly nutty, with especially invigorating acidity, both balanced and lively.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2022 tasting report: Celebrating Traditional Excellence: Classic Coffees from Central America