Flying Goat Coffee
Costa Rica La Magnolia, 2000/01 crop
|Roaster Location:||Healdsburg, California|
|Review Date:||June 2002|
Ken's favorite (rating 90) in the cupping: "Richly acidy and roundly sweet. Grace notes suggest cocoa swooning toward lushly fruity pipe tobacco." Kevin (rating 86) seems a bit put off by its departure from the Costa Rica norm: "Lovely caramel aroma, medium-full body, lush bittersweet chocolate flavors that made me wonder which part of Guatemala this Costa Rica was grown in. Hedonistic rather than cerebral in its appeal; delightfully atypical."
This coffee, from last year's crop, is grown on one of numerous small, well manicured farms on the eastern outskirts of San Jose, Costa Rica's capital. It came through rather well, perhaps because it was stored in the relatively cool, almost ideal coffee-storing climate of the San Francisco Bay Area. Flying Goat Coffee is a boutique retail/wholesale roaster located in the wine country of northern California. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Hedonists, obviously, and I guess I'm one, given my high rating of this sweet, complex coffee.
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This review originally appeared in the June, 2002 tasting report: On Matching Roast to Bean