Costa Rica Microlot Hortensia
|Roaster Location:||Portland, Maine|
|Coffee Origin:||Naranjo, Costa Rica.|
|Est. Price:||$16.20/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||January 2013|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, soft, gently lively. Vanilla; lilac-like flowers; ripe, orangy citrus; sweet chocolate in aroma and cup. Soft, vibrant acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor persists in a long, resonant finish.
Notes: From trees of the sturdy Caturra variety of Arabica and processed by the pulped natural method, in which 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 coffee 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. 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
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy sweetness without sentimentality.