|Roaster Location:||Lexington, Virginia|
|Coffee Origin:||West Valley, Costa Rica|
|Est. Price:||$16.95/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2016|
Blind Assessment: Tropical, sweet, wine-toned. Port wine, papaya, oak, molasses, a hint of hibiscus in aroma and small cup. Juicy, fermenty acidity; plush mouthfeel. Sweet and wine-toned in the short finish, richly drying in the long.
Notes: Produced at Finca Don Pepe from trees of the Red and Yellow Caturra varieties of Arabica. Processed by the honey method, which means that the outer skin is removed as it is in the wet or “washed” process, but at least some of the sticky fruit residue is allowed to dry on the bean and later removed by machine along with the parchment skin. Lexington’s focus on fresh, flavorful and sustainable coffee is reflected in its motto, “Fresh, Flavorful & Fair.” Visit www.lexingtoncoffee.com or call 800-322-6505 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A you-know-who-you-are coffee. Those who enjoy big, sweetly fermenty, fruit-forward coffees (usually natural-processed; here honey-processed) will like this one. Those purists whose ideal is a fresh, cleanly bright, classic cup most likely will not like this one.