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Caffe Luxxe

Costa Rica Tarrazu

Location: Santa Monica, California

Origin: Tarrazu growing region, central Costa Rica.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Review Date: May 2013

Agtron: 50/65

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Balanced structure; fresh, complex aromatics. Brisk, lavender-like flowers, hazelnut, sweet spice, a hint of dark chocolate in aroma and cup. Round, gently rich acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet, flavor-saturated short finish; dries and fades very slightly in the long.

Notes:

Tarrazu is one of the most respected of traditional Costa Rica growing regions. Caffe Luxxe is an Italian-inflected artisan roaster and retailer that emphasizes both its coffee knowledge and precision and its straightforward lack of pretension. Visit www.caffeluxxe.com or call 310-394-2222 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Classic Costa Rica balance with original, intriguing aromatics.

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