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August 2018 Coffee Report

August 20th, 2018 - Costa Rica "Tico Honey"

Region: Costa Rica - Central Valley - Sonora
Roast Date: August 19th, 2018
Tasting Notes: Milk Chocolate, Citrus, Jungle Cruise
Altitude: 1200 masl
Processing method: Honey
Importer: Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders
Recommended Brewing Ratio: 15:1

The Story:

It's been a full 12 months since we last featured a coffee from Costa Rica - in fact, only other one we did (Don Eli) was honey-processed as well. So it's an excellent little experiment to revisit here with this braze 'lil batch from Hacienda Sonora. This farm sits at the base of Poás Volcano National Park - expect a complex, clean cup to help wind the last few weeks of summer down.

August 6th, 2018 - Guatemala El Durazno

Region: Guatemala - Huehuetenango - San Jose Poaquil
Roast Date: August 4th, 2018
Tasting Notes: Yellow Peach, Jazz Hands, Honey
Altitude: 1700 - 1900 masl
Processing method: Washed
Importer: Red Fox Coffee Merchants
Recommended Brewing Ratio: 15:1

The Story:

We hosted a cupping session for our friends at Sweetgreen a few weeks back. On the table: an African, a funky-processed Honduran, and this a "test" batch (washed) from Guatemala. With each public cupping we host for our wholesale-office customers, we take a "vote" at the end for which one stood out. You'll never guess the clear winner.

This coffee is simply divine. Clean and complex - with notes of yellow peach ("durazno" en español) and honey, offering an ideal summer treat. This is a total crowd-pleaser that's best shared with friends and fam.

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