Old Bisbee Roasters
Monte Crisol Costa Rican Tarrazu
|Roaster Location:||Bisbee, Arizona|
|Coffee Origin:||Tarrazu growing region, central Costa Rica|
|Review Date:||June 2006|
Blind Assessment: In the aroma cedar plus flowers and roast-influenced caramel and banana notes. A roast-muted acidity gently lifts the cup, where the cedar and caramel notes persist while the banana-toned fruit notes drift toward chocolate. Quiet short finish with a slight astringency in the long. Reader Ed Escobar says he has been "impressed by the consistent quality and freshness" of the coffees he has been buying from Old Bisbee Roasters.
Notes: Shade-grown and produced by some of the 1,350 members of the Coopepalmares Cooperative. Tarrazu is one of the more admired Costa Rican growing regions. Old Bisbee Roasters specializes in coffees produced by "small family farms and cooperatives using sustainable agricultural practices," or, as its website describes them, coffees that have been grown "unsprayed in the shade." Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who prefer a classically bright cup with a gentle roasty edge.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2006 tasting report: Readers' Choices: The Lush, the Classic, the Ultra-Dark