Costa Rica grows perhaps the finest coffees of Central America, and this one makes their reputation even stronger. La Magnolia is grown in the Tres Rios region at 4,000 to 6,000 feet above sea level. The cultivars are Caturra and Catuai, and beans are sorted out as a large size 16 screensize. The aroma has a nice floral smell. The acidity is not overbearing, and the aftertaste is clean and pleasant, making it easy to go back for another refill. The taste of the coffee is incredibly sweet with subtle undertones of maple and honeysuckle and walnut, although to most people is going to taste like "smooth, sweet, normal coffee" This particular coffee has built itself up a strong reputation in the coffee world. I sampled it last year, loved it, tried to order it, and it was already sold out. So this year I pre-ordered it.
We roast it 45 seconds past the 1st cracks, and not into the 2nd cracks: there’s a surprising amount of body and smoothness for a coffee of this fairly light roast level.
It’s really an ideal morning cup of coffee, bound to set your day off in a good way.
Arrived in US in May 2015
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