Like a true Costa Rica cup, this is balanced, restrained with a clean finish. It is straightforward, softly acidic and mild with lots of coffee flavour. You’ll taste a caramelized sugary sweetness mixed with smoky, dark fruit. There are bittersweet chocolate flavours with a citric acidity when it’s pulled as an espresso. This is a beautiful mid-day brew.
The ideal coffee growing conditions in Costa Rica – fertile soil, high altitude and a cool climate – have contributed to coffee’s successful cultivation. The Costa Rica government capitalized on the economic impact of this crop, offering free land to coffee farmers in the 19th century. During this time, production skyrocketed with coffee exports surpassing tobacco, sugar and cacao.
The coffee industry created a wealthy upper class of growers and traders. Although the balance of power was unequal, coffee revenue did contribute to the modernization of Costa Rica.
Today, Costa Rica is the world’s 13th largest coffee producer, and the power balanced has shifted. Small farmers play a large role in this production; nearly 90% of all producers cultivate less than 5 hectares.
Fairtrade, Medium Roast
- Product Code: Warhorse Costa Rica
- Availability: In Stock
Tags: Warhorse Central America