Costa Rica Termico
|Roaster Location:||Battle Creek, Michigan|
|Coffee Origin:||Tarrazu growing region, Costa Rica|
|Est. Price:||$20.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2022|
Blind Assessment: Crisply spice-toned. Nutmeg, clove, baking chocolate, date, fir in aroma and cup. Sweetly savory with gentle acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. Wood-framed finish supported by notes of baking spices.
Notes: Produced by Don Luis Campos of Cordillera del Fuego and processed by the “thermic” method, in which beans, with skins removed, are heated with some of the fruit flesh or mucilage still adhering to them. The exposure to heat starts to break down the natural sugars of the mucilage, partially caramelizing them. Battlecreek Roasters, founded in 2019, is a Battle Creek, Michigan specialty coffee roaster that donates a portion of all sales to organizations that provide counseling to victims of human trafficking. For more information, visit www.battlecreek.coffee.
The Bottom Line: Evocative of walking into an American bakery with its notes of nutmeg and clove, this Costa Rica coffee was processed by an innovative “thermic” method.