Costa Rican Palmares SHB EP Monte Crisol

(2 customer reviews)

A very nice and clean Costa. Lighter roasts will show that classic Costa sweet floral acidity, a little bit on the lemony side balanced with a little dry nutty/chocolate undertone. As the roasting pushes more into the medium category, the cup develops a bit more body and reduced acidity levels giving a much smoother mouthfeel and more defined chocolaty factor. Creates a wonderful balance of tones. A little lighter floral, a little chocolaty/nutty, very pleasant drinker. Darker roasts hold up nicely as well, turn the cup more stronger and more bakers chocolate like, the roasty notes from darker roasting do compliment the cup. Much more of a chocolate bomb with slightly nutty accents. 

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Description

This is a very nice Co-op production by COOPEPALMARES, they have a state of the art processing facility with certifications in quality and environmental management. The wet mill utilizes recycled water and the mechanical dryers recirculate airflow to maximize furnace efficiency. The facility also has an organic fertilizer production plant and a water treatment plant.

COOPEPALMARES operates two supermarkets in Palmares and sells roasted coffee for national consumption (although the nicer chops like this tend to get more money when exported). Coop members have access to low interest loans and healthcare for their families at the coop-run health center and mobile clinic.

Tasting Notes: A nice, clean and fresh Costa. Best at medium to dark roast but lighter roasts do show some curb appeal: classic Costa sweet floral acidity, a little bit on the lemony side balanced with a dry nutty/chocolate undertones. As the roasting pushes more into the medium category, the cup develops a bit more body and reduced acidity levels giving a much smoother mouthfeel and more defined chocolaty factor. Creates a wonderful balance of tones. A little lighter floral, a little chocolaty/nutty, very pleasant drinker. Darker roasts hold up nicely as well, turn the cup more stronger and more bakers chocolate like, the roasty notes from darker roasting do compliment the cup. Much more of a chocolate bomb with slightly nutty accents. 

Roasting Notes: As with most Costa Rican coffee, the medium roast mark tends to be where they shine. Great everyday drinkers that show some bright complexities on more mild mannered cups. Everyone tends to like a nice Costa, a easy guess on what to serve a crowd of friends or family. A good screen of coffee, easy to roast. Even roasting with medium chaff levels. 

Grower: Cooperativa de Caficultores y de Servicios Múltiples de Palmares (Coopepalmares) | 1400 members
Variety: Caturra, Catuai
Region: Palmares a canton in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica.
Process: Eco-pulped and dried in the sun on patios

Additional information

Weight 1.01 lbs
Arrival Date:

06/04/24

Lot #:

0022

Origin:

Palmares

Processing Method:

Washed

2 reviews for Costa Rican Palmares SHB EP Monte Crisol

  1. Michael

    I had trouble roasting this both times I tried – the second time I realized it was because it was a very wet bean calling for a much longer roast.

    • Jon Burman (verified owner)

      Sorry you had trouble with this one. It was a pretty dense coffee, which will often take a little longer. It is not “wet” coffee. It was dried down to 10% moisture, similar to most of the other coffees. Hopefully you enjoyed the cup once you roasted it dark enough.

  2. Andy (verified owner)

    Wonderful coffee after medium roast. One of the best I roasted so far. Will keep buying this one for sure. Easy to roast. Cooling 1 min after FC.

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