Kaffe Magnum Opus
Costa Rican La Minita Estate
|Roaster Location:||Millville, New Jersey|
|Coffee Origin:||Tarrazu growing region, central Costa Rica|
|Review Date:||November 2003|
Blind Assessment: A tribute to classic balance: pure but substantial, quietly intense without extremes. Gently acidy, deeply rich, discreetly complicated by tightly laced notes of leather, chocolate and fruit.
Notes: La Minita is among the world's most admired coffee farms. Proprietor William McAlpin was a pioneer in the practice of branding and marketing fine specialty coffee by estate or farm rather than region or type. Kaffé Magnum Opus is a wholesaler and Internet retailer of quality specialty coffee. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who are equally impressed by name and substance.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2003 tasting report: Holiday Gift Coffees