La Pira Costa Rica Geisha Natural
|Roaster Location:||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Coffee Origin:||Costa Rica|
|Est. Price:||$11.99/12 oz.|
|Review Date:||November 2010|
Blind Assessment: Pungent fresh-cut fir, roasted nut and a raisiny fruit dominate in aroma and flavor, with a surprising, sweet milk chocolate developing late in the mouth and carrying into the finish. Crisp acidity, smoothly delicate mouthfeel.
Notes: This is a dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with the wet-processed or "washed" coffees more typical of Costa Rica. The Roasterie is a longtime leading, quality-oriented specialty roaster that emphasizes its commitment to "air roasting," a technology utilizing a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. Visit
Who Should Drink It: A finely understated, silky light-roasted coffee with crisp nut and raisin character.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2010 tasting report: Brandy and Surprises: The New Naturals