|Roaster Location:||Floyd, Virginia|
|Coffee Origin:||Sabanilla de Alajuela, Central Valley, Costa Rica|
|Est. Price:||$17.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2016|
Blind Assessment: Deeply sweet, fruit-forward. Dried raspberry, apple brandy, freesia-like flowers, roasted cacao nib, molasses in aroma and cup. Crisp, sweet-tart acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Raspberry tones ring from the break through to the quietly resonant finish, with a supporting array of spicy florals.
Notes: Certified organic. Produced from trees of the respected Catuai and Caturra varieties of Arabica and processed by the natural method, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. Established in 2010, Red Rooster is an organic-certified micro-roaster focusing on socially conscious coffee and high-quality coffee. Visit redroostercoffee.com or call 540-745-7338 for more information.
The Bottom Line: Spicy-sweet flowers and fruit drive this pretty, natural-processed Costa Rica.