Alterra Coffee Roasters
Costa Rica Lomas al Rio
|Roaster Location:||Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Review Date:||November 1998|
Blind Assessment: Ingratiating and open, this coffee makes the most of what it brings to the cup. Not bright but gently lively, nicely balanced between sweet and dry tones, with a pleasant supporting resonance. As the cup cools a slight, almost indistinguishable (storage-related?) hardness seems to shadow the sweetness.
Notes: This certified organic coffee is exported by a coffee mill. It is ingratiating and open, not bright but gently lively, nicely balanced between sweet and dry tones, with a pleasant supporting resonance. Lomas al Rio is not a farm, but a coffee mill and exporter, which means this coffee could have come from one of a number of farms pursuing organic growing processes northwest of the Costa Rican capital of San Jose. Alterra Coffee Roasters, founded in Mil
Who Should Drink It: People who prefer things that are sweetly happy but dryly unsentimental.
This review originally appeared in the November, 1998 tasting report: Single-Origin Organic Coffees