Stone Cup Roasting
Costa Rica SHB, Central Valley Monte Crisol
|Roaster Location:||Chattanooga, Tennessee|
|Coffee Origin:||West Central Valley growing region, Costa Rica|
|Review Date:||August 2005|
Blind Assessment: In the aroma intense aromatic wood notes suggested cedar to Ken, pine to co-cupper Rodger Owen. The sweet spice and low-toned fruit notes fade in a roast-influenced, rather simple cup, balanced but limited. The sweet spice suggestions surfaced again in an admirably long, resonant finish.
Notes: Shade-grown and produced by some of the 1,350 members of the Coopepalmares Cooperative. Stone Cup Roasting is a boutique roasting company in the reviving and attractive city of Chattanooga. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy an understated roast taste without bitterness.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2005 tasting report: Aromatic Neighbors: Current Crop Panamas and Costa Ricas