The coffee that started it all. A smooth light roasted dynamic powerhouse. No bitterness or aftertaste on this gem.
Costa Rican coffees set the standard for washed (wet processed) bright Central American coffees in both the bean and at the mill. Costa Rican coffees are exceptionally high grown in amazing volcanic soil. These two factors come together to produce a very bright and very clean cup. The best Costas are the cups that develop a bit of berry fruitiness to compliment the straight-out brightness. Costa Rican coffees serve as an excellent bright single origin coffee and will definitely add life to various blends. Additionally, these slower grown, dense, high altitude beans can take the heat of a French roast.
Brazil’s hot, humid climate lends itself to be the perfect place to grow coffee. That being said, Brazil is one of the highest coffee producing countries in the world. Despite the large amount of coffee that is produced in Brazil, more than 70% of the coffee farms in Brazil are less than 10 acres. Smaller farms have unique processing practices, and each farm adds its own special touch to the coffee beans; however, all farms conform to the same coffee standards to ensure high quality product. The coffee beans are hand harvested and dry processed; the dry process method involves drying the cherries, and removing the beans once the cherries are dried. This process adds a slight fruity flavor to the coffee, resulting in a heavy, sweet, and complex brew. Treat yourself to the wonderful flavors of Brazil Santos gourmet coffee.