Costa Rica Micro Lot “Pepe” Honey Processed
|Naranjo, Costa Rica.
Beautifully structured coffee: rich, tart, wine-toned acidity and syrupy mouthfeel. Ripe lemon, table grape and vanilla-toned nut are expressed with great depth and resonance in aroma and cup. Balanced finish.
This lot was produced from trees of the respected Yellow Catuai variety of Arabica and grown in the Naranjo region in Costa Rica’s central valley. It is Rainforest Alliance certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. “Honey process” describes coffee prepared by the pulped natural method, meaning the skin is removed from the coffee fruit immediately after picking, but the seeds or beans are dried with the sweet pulp, or fruit flesh, still adhering to them. This contrasts to the more conventional wet or washed method, wherein both skin and pulp are removed from the beans before drying. Bard Coffee is a coffeehouse and roasting company based in Portland, Maine, focused on distinctive single-origin coffees. Bard Coffee is co-owned by Bob Garver, founder of Wicked Joe coffee and a frequent judge at barista competitions in the United States and internationally. Visit www.bardcoffee.com or call 207-899-4788 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
A grandly classic Latin-American cup: powerful but nuanced acidity, full mouthfeel, deeply expressed aromatics.
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