Buena Vista de Rivas, Costa Rica
we think the sweet alyssum floral notes make this coffee special!
alyssum, star fruit, honey
...in this coffee.
Our opinion is that the best coffees in the world often have a floral quality to their aromatics. It’s easy to find floral notes in coffees from Ethiopia, or the gesha varietal wherever it is grown, but less common in the standard varieties grown in Central and South America. So we think the sweet alyssum floral notes found in this year’s lot from Johnny and his farm Corazón de Jesus, makes this coffee just that much more special!
What is alyssum? It’s a beautiful annual that grows in tight bunches of tiny white flowers, and smells like perfumed warm honey. No worries, this tasty lot also smells like coffee, but the floral notes are a high mark of quality for sure. The honey-like sweetness from the aromatics carry over into the cup as well and are joined by notes of starfruit and a crisp apple-like malic acidity. As we begin to wind down our season of coffees from Central America, you’ll want to jump at the chance to grab one of the best washed lots currently available from Costa Rica. Delish.
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