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Costa Rica West Valley WP Decaf

The cup has a mild brightness, with "chocolate fudgesicle" flavor. There are malt and vanilla tones in the mid-range, lively character, and a slight twist-of-lemon accent. City+ is ideal.
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  • Process Method No
  • Farm Gate No
Region Central America
Grade SHB
Appearance .4 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City+ for the cup I describe. I notice more roast oil comes to the surface on this coffee than others.
Weight 1 LB
Sometimes you find a nice quality cup from a coffee lot that, besides the flavor description, does not have much to say ... it lacks a story behind it. Such is the case with this decaf Costa Rica. But while tasting it, I thought that we sell coffee, not stories, and this is a respectable decaf coffee, with balance and brightness. It's from one of the mid-sized exporters in Costa Rica, someone we don't normally relate to since we buy farm-direct small lots from micro-mills. This is from a macro-mill (joke, sort of) in the West Valley and comes from bulk coffee cherry purchases in the region, not from a specific farm. But for a decaf I really liked this coffee.
The dry fragrance here is nice; sweet, nutty and softly fruited. There's a molasses and malt syrup sweetness, mild chocolate, as well as macadamia nut in the wet aroma. The cup has a mild brightness, with "chocolate fudgesicle" flavor. I guess you have to remember fudgesicles from back in gradeschool to get that one. It's a cocoa-chocolate-milk-malt flavor, unless you eat the stick. There are malt and vanilla flavors in the mid-range. To maximize these qualities, I recommend keeping the roast light. City + is plenty for this coffee, and retains a bright, lively character, and a slight twist-of-lemon accent. It's not going to knock down any doors with it's power, but after all it is decaf, and isn't really intended to. In fact it might open a few doors with its balance and pleasantly restrained cup character.