Café Buen Dia
Costa Rica Roast
|Roaster Location:||Fountain Valley, California|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||March 2002|
Blind Assessment: Low-key to the point of neutrality. The interesting wood, leather and spice tones in the aroma are overwhelmed by a dominating woody character in the cup. Literally tastes as though it had just dribbled off a board into the cup.
Notes: Sold roast and ground in a 12-ounce valve bag; 58 cents per ounce. Apparently grown, roast, ground and packaged entirely in Costa Rica. I am not sure what "Costa Rica roast" means. (The distributor also offers more conventionally named "Espresso" and "Dark" roasts.) Perhaps this coffee has been extremely slow-roasted (as coffee often is in Latin America), which might account for its oddly woody character.
Who Should Drink It: I guess those who enjoy the odor of freshly cut wood.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2002 tasting report: The Robusta Fuss