|Roaster Location:||Sacramento, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Sabanilla de Alajuela, Central Valley, Costa Rica|
|Est. Price:||$21.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2018|
Blind Assessment: Richly sweet, robust. Peach, cedar, molasses, gardenia, Brazil nut in aroma and cup. Quietly sweet-tart in structure; creamy mouthfeel. The finish leads with notes of peach and Brazil nut with a cedar throughline.
Notes: Produced by the Ruiz family from trees of the Caturra and Catuai varieties of Arabica and processed by the black honey method. With all honey processing methods, some sweet pulp or fruit flesh (“honey”) is allowed to adhere to the beans during drying. In the black honey variation, the beans are subjected to a slower drying process than is the case with yellow or red honey processing. Temple Coffee is a quality-focused retail and wholesale specialty roaster active in Sacramento, California since 2005. Committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the finest coffees, Temple features coffee from distinguished single estates and cooperatives around the world. Visit www.templecoffee.com or call 916-454-1282 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A roundly sweet-tart Costa Rica honey-processed cup with pretty notes of stonefruit and molasses, framed by aromatic wood notes.