Costa Rica Cafetin San Martin

San Martin is a small village at the end of a dirt road, not located on any official map, situated on a high mountain ridge in the famed Tarrazu coffee-growing region of Costa Rica. This cup is brilliant and clear, with a caramel and nut roast flavor at City roast, becoming even sweeter at City+ level. It's an elegant cup with berry fruit emerging, a bit of Mora (a Latin blackberry), some apple brightness, and a very refined, clear sweetness. There is a slightly ripe fruit/winey aspect to the cup, suggesting very mature coffee cherry selection, light body but silky in texture. This is not a powerhouse, but a very sweet and refined competition-level coffee. City+ roast.
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90.2
  • Process Method No
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Central America
Farm Gate Yes
Grade SHB
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City+ is recommended. Darker roasts tend to obscure the floral and delicate fruit notes in this very refined cup.
Weight 1 LB
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San Martin is a small village at the end of a dirt road not located on any official map. It is situated on a high mountain ridge in the famed Tarrazu coffee-growing region of Costa Rica. Cafetin in not a large commercial grower, but a group of 25 small family farms. An American, Tim Oïï_Brien lived in this small town as Peace Corps Volunteer from the US in 1994-96. Here he made life long friendships in the remote mountain towns of the central highlands and developing a taste for the great local grown coffee. In 2003 he returned to Costa Rica and as a social project he build a small mill to process his old friends coffee to help them recover from the coffee crisis. In the process it was discovered that the town had a special micro-climate and heirloom varieties of coffee with exceptional quality, winning 5th in the last Cup of Excellence competition. The dry fragrance has the floral notes I prize, a sweet rose-like scent, praline nut/pecan toffee; a wonderful combination of smells. The wet aromatics are similar, floral, a raspberry tea note, honey. This cup is brilliant and clear, with a caramel and nut roast flavor at City roast, becoming even sweeter at City+ level. It' a really elegant cup, the kind that does very well in competitions (and of course, that's why it did!) It cools with more berry fruit emerging, a bit of Mora (a Latin blackberry), some apple brightness, and a very refined, clear sweetness. There is a slightly ripe fruit/winey aspect to the cup, suggesting very mature coffee cherry selection. In this aspect, it has a Kenya-like suggestion in the cup. The body is not heavy, but silky in texture. This is not a powerhouse coffee, but the qualities it has are so well-defined, hence very positive scores! This coffee has a great flavor profile, and I would not be surprised to see it in the top 3 of next year's CoE event.