|Roaster Location:||Curridabat, Costa Rica|
|Coffee Origin:||West-central Costa Rica|
|Review Date:||August 2003|
Blind Assessment: Both Ken and co-taster Willem Boot criticized this coffee's tendency to sharpness and astringency. Ken nevertheless admired a "heavy apricot-toned fruit" that complicated the small cup and maintained a pleasing if lean presence in milk. Willem 76, Ken 84.
Notes: Café Rey is a large Costa Rican roasting company. This coffee represents its premium offering for espresso brewing. Roasted and packed in Costa Rica. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who, like Ken, value dry, low-toned fruit character and tolerate an acidy astringency in single shots and milk drinks.
This review originally appeared in the August, 2003 tasting report: Not Your Ordinary Espressos