A classic and clean Costa Rican coffee! Full of chocolaty, nutty, floral and soft fruit tones.
Finca Rosa Linda is located near the community of Birri in Santa Bárbara within the province of Heredia, Costa Rica. Jose Antonio Garcia has owned and managed the 50-acre farm called La Mariposa for more than 30 years.
Jose Antonio delivers ripe cherry directly to Cafe de Altura de San Ramon, which has a state-of-the-art wet-mill designed to process traceable micro-lots. The collaboration allows Jose Antonio to focus his attention and resources on farm and meticulous cherry selection. The income from the farm supports Jose Antonio, his wife and their three daughters.
Tasting Notes: Light roasts will have a bit of sharp lemony floral acidity and will be a bit more nutty than chocolaty but one can see hints of caramel with some setup. Medium roasts really start to shine creating a lovely balance of tones, hints of floral and soft fruit mixing with a more chocolaty than nutty undertone. Dark roasts work nicely as well; low acidity, a bit more semi-sweet chocolaty toned, a bit full bodied and not too roasty, a couple complimenting smoky tones.
Roasting Notes: Will roast a little two-toned being a strain blend of Catuai and Caturra. If shooting for the light roast points, watch the lighter beans to insure they get into 1st crack. One may still see a yellow bean at the real light roasts, worth flicking to get a little cleaner cup. Medium to dark roasts, no big tricks, roast will even out around the medium roast level.