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Lexington Coffee Roasters

Guachepelin Costa Rica

Location: Lexington, Virginia

Origin: Sabanilla de Alajuela, Central Valley, Costa Rica

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $19.95/12 ounces

Review Date: September 2018

Agtron: 60/84

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, crisply sweet-tart. Lime zest, baker’s chocolate, plum, fresh-cut fir, a hint of apple brandy in aroma and cup. Richly bittersweet structure with brisk acidity; full, satiny mouthfeel. The finish consolidates to notes of lime zest and aromatic wood, with a whisper of fruit-toned sweet ferment.

Notes:

Certified organic. Produced at Finca Gachepelin by Oscar and Francisca Chacon from trees of the Villa Sarchi and Caturra varieties of Arabica and processed at Las Lajas micromill by the red honey method. With all honey processing methods, some sweet pulp or fruit flesh (“honey”) is allowed to adhere to the beans during drying. In the red honey variation, all or almost all of the pulp is allowed to dry on the beans, rather than only a portion of it, as would be the case with yellow honey. Founded in 1990, Lexington Coffee is an award-winning artisan roasting company based in Virginia. 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 crisply elegant expression of red honey-processed coffee by a masterful producer in Costa Rica.

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