The Hits just Keep on Comin’

(12/03/10)
We’ve got brand new jams from Costa Rica and El Salvador comin’ at you on the rock block this hour for all your drive-time dreams.

Costa Rica Los Manantiales Fidel

http://www.coffeeshrub.com/shrub/coffee/costa-rica-los-manantiales-fidel

“There is an abundance of cocoa powder and cane sugar in the dry fragrance, with red apple fruit notes. It’s a rather bold juicy scent, and along with apple there is white grape, and a bit of tangerine in there. The wet aroma has the same juicy fruited notes, sweet and also marked by a caramelized sugar-browning sweetness. On the break, a very floral honey scent emerges. The cup is outstanding; bright and lively acidity gives a refreshing effect, and hibiscus floral notes come through, especially as the cup temperature drops. There is a Turbinado sugar sweetness (raw sugar-like, but not rustic sugar like Muscavado). Apple tastes are evident when the cup is hot, changing more toward Peach tea flavor in the cooling coffee.”

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El Salvador Siberia Estate Bourbon

https://www.coffeeshrub.com/shrub/coffee/el-salvador-siberia-estate-bourbon

“t’s a versatile coffee, which works well in espresso and drip type brewing. I did a very light City roast and the cup was lemony, sweet, zingy, mildly floral. I did a City + roast that had creamy nut tones with ripe orange underneath, and a cinnamon accent. I did a FC, and Roasted Coffee Pictorial Guide. “>FC+, a light Roasted Coffee Pictorial Guide. “>Vienna, and with each the cup had great character, chocolate tonality becoming more intense and bittersweet as the roast darkened, but never becoming flat, ashy or carbony. The wet aroma has a hoppy floral note and some malt sweetness in the light roasts, like a mild IPA brew. I highly recommend this lot for espresso”

Dig it!