Costa Rican coffee is world renowned for it's pleasantly crisp acidity which coffee has in spades. What we weren't expecting was the warmth and depth of flavor that followed that acidity! A welcome surprise to be sure. It's got a medium to full body and silky, smooth texture which make it perfect for an iced coffee, cold brew or iced americano if you happen to be blessed with an espresso machine. The flavor profile is exceptionally balanced and fairly sweet with notes of ripe peach, zesty grapefruit, honey, cocoa and just a hint of cardamom.
Reminder! This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing
Arrival Date: May 13th, 2022
Acidity & Brightness: Zesty and bright, fairly sweet
Balance & Finish: Exceptionally balanced, quick, floral finish
Body & Texture: Medium to full bodied, smooth, silky texture
Flavors: Peach, grapefruit, honey, cocoa and cardamom
Grade: SHB, grown at 1500 masl
Processing: Fully washed after pulping and fermenting. Dried on patios for 18 days
Grower: José Antonio García | Finca Rosa Linda
Region: Birri, Santa Bárbara, Heredia
Varieties: Red Catuai and Caturra
Recommended Roast Range: City to Full City (Light to medium)
We like this coffee best at City+ (light-medium) or near the end of 1st crack. However, it will show well anywhere from City to Full Medium (light to medium). City roasts pulled early in 1st crack will have tons of tangy grapefruit and orange zest acidity while roasts medium roasts between 1st and 2nd crack will be more subdued focusing on honey and cocoa tones.
Royal Coffee - "Costa Rica Mariposa Finca Rosa Linda SHB is sourced from a family-owned farm located near the community of Birri in Santa Bárbara within the province of Heredia, Costa Rica. José Antonio García has owned and managed the 50-acre farm called Rosa Linda for more than 30 years. José Antonio delivers ripe cherry directly to Café de Altura de San Ramon, which has a state-of-the-art wet-mill designed to process traceable micro-lots. The collaboration allows José Antonio to focus his attention and resources on farm nd meticulous cherry selection. The income from the farm supports José Antonio García, his wife and their three daughters."