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Costa Rica Chirripo Los Crestones -Finca Alaska

A delicate and sweet coffee, with butter notes, caramel, toffee and hazelnut. With a good 48 hours of rest after roasting, it is intensely bright and fruited. The body has a density to it, giving the coffee some good viscosity on the palate. City to Full City roast.
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  • Process Method No
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Central America
Farm Gate Yes
Grade SHB
Appearance .4 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City to City+ for maximum sweetness and brightness, Full City to tone it down a bit.
Weight 1 LB
Los Crestones is an area of unique rocky outcroppings in the area of the Chirrip_ National Park, a zone called La Piedra de Rivas. It is also a minor region of coffee production adjacent to the parklands, in quite a different zone than the major areas one might be familiar with; Tarrazu, Central Valley, or the Western Valley regions. This lot was a 2011 crop selection from a small farm, Finca Alaska. Los Crestones is a coffee producer group who shares a micro mill and drying patios, but each farm processes their coffees separately. Finca Alaska is actually three small farms owned by Asdrubal Acu±a Hernndez, one of the founding members of the group. This lot comes from 1650 - 1700 meters.
The dry fragrance at lighter roast levels has a "jam on toast" scent; sweet grain, currant jammy note, as well as honey and a bit of hazelnut. I was really surprised by the sweet aromatics here when adding hot water to the grounds; stone fruit notes, peach and apricot, come through in the cup as well. Clean and bright, buttery, caramel and cane sugar sweetness, toffee, hazelnut, cleanly disappearing; these are my notes for the City-City+ roast of Finca Alaska. With a good 48 hours of rest after roasting, the lightest levels were my favorite: intensely bright and fruited. The body is rather impressive for a wet-process style Costa Rica coffee; it has good density to it nonetheless, giving the coffee some viscosity on the palate. It is not a super complex coffee, and fades elegantly, though rather fast, on the palate.