Costa Rica El Puente Tarrazu Caturra

Rudolfo placed in this years Costa Rica Cup of Excellence with a different Caturra wet-processed coffee, his farm is at 1600 meters adjacent to Tarrazu. The cup has silky body with sweet glazed almond roast tones, cocoa notes and a touch of almond skin bitterness in the finish that I find pleasant and bracing. It's a very nice cup, and considering that new crop Costa Rica coffees from higher elevation farms are not due until mid-April, it's great to have coffees that cup so vibrant and fresh during a time when, in past years, we had very few Central offerings. City+ to Full City roast.
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87.9
  • Process Method No
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Central America
Farm Gate Yes
Grade SHB
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City roast was a bit too light here; I recommend City+ to Full City for the sweetest flavor profile.
Weight 1
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Beneficio Ecologico Puente Tarrazu is a coop mill owned by 6 farmers, among them Rodolfo Rivera who produced this lot on his plot called La Cuesta. The farm is at 1600 meters in Leon Cortez district, adjacent to Tarrazu (and considered Tarrazu by many since these coffees are often sold to Tarrazu wet mills). Rudolfo placed in this years Costa Rica Cup of Excellence with a different Caturra wet-processed coffee ... he might have entered this lot but for the fact that I had already consigned it back in February! We shipped and stored it in our special GrainPro bags and now that we are tapping into this lot, I am very pleased with the cup. The dry fragrance has a honey graham cracker scent at light roast levels, with caramel and butter as well. In the wet aroma there is a fair amount of lemon and vanilla wafer; mild, sweet and balanced overall. The cup has character like a honey-process coffee (Miel) in terms of body, a slightly rustic honey-like sweetness, but bright notes of a wet-process coffee. My lightest note had a grainy sweet note, so I preferred the slightly darker City+ roast and Full City levels. I found the cup silky in mouthfeel, sweet, with glazed almond roast notes. Cocoa notes come to play at Full City roast and persist into the finish. There's a touch of almond skin bitterness in the finish that I find pleasant and bracing. It's a very nice cup, and considering that new crop Costa Rica coffees from higher elevation farms are not due until mid-April, it's great to have coffees that cup so vibrant and fresh during a time when, in past years, we had very few Central offerings.