Alpen Sierra Coffee Roasters
Costa Rica – La Minita Tarrazu
|Roaster Location:||Lake Tahoe, California|
|Review Date:||June 1998|
Blind Assessment: Complex, enveloping, spacious, echoing with subtle, unnameable tones and innuendoes. The acidity is solidly wrapped in sweetness and body. Surprising chocolate tones emerge as the cup cools. The aftertaste is lasting and seductively complex.
Notes: Hacienda La Minita is renowned for producing some of the world's finest, most impeccably prepared coffee. From Alpen Sierra in Lake Tahoe, these medium-dark beans are complex, enveloping, spacious, echoing with subtle, unnamable tones. Another version of the celebrated La Minita estate Tarrazu. Whether owing to differences in roast profile or specific lots of coffee, this La Minita displays an authority that the other La Minita in the cupping lacks.
Who Should Drink It: Anyone with a palate. The classic Costa Rica SHB profile at its best: Vast yet pure.
This review originally appeared in the June, 1998 tasting report: Costa Rican Coffees