Costa Rica Tarrazu Coffee Beans
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Body : medium
Aroma : hazelnut and toasted caramel
Acidity : grape, citric-apple
Flavor : mixed berries, toffee, chocolate, very sweet
Rich, sweet, unique.
Costa Rica has always set a benchmark for coffee farming excellence and matched perhaps only by Kenyan farmers in their care and attention to quality.
Historically, coffee played a significant role in building Costa Rica's domestic economy.
Costa Rica aims to remain the quality leader against the competing Central American origins of Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador.
Whilst all the other Central American coffee-producing countries have significantly lower cost structures and price advantages, it only drives Costa Rica to compete strongly on quality, not price.
Why Costa Rica is a clear leader in coffee quality
An early innovator in segregating quality lots, Costa Rica grades coffees by separating and isolating the best rates.
All these extra efforts enable Costa Rica to market superb, traceable estate coffees to a vast and growing demand from coffee roasters worldwide.
Costa Rica also pioneered many different processing methods.
One of these processing methods -"honeyed"' - is now used at many other coffee-growing origins to help produce cleaner, sweeter coffees.
Taste is king
A good Costa Rican coffee will be sweet, clean and bright in the cup.
Many coffee roasters find this combination, and specifically the brightness, desirable.
However, these days, with the high prices commanded by Costa Rica coffees, only some roasters can afford to use Costa Rica coffees in their blends.
The largest segment for quality Costa Rican coffee is the single-origin market, just like our JustFreshRoasted store.
Costa Rica coffees are great in milk-based espresso, where the clean, lively acids match beautifully to the milk in a flat white cappuccino or latte.
Costa Rica produces a rich toffee, caramel and milk chocolate beverage.
We love how Costa Rica coffee produces clean, sparkling acids that dance on your palate.
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Free AusPost standard shipping for orders over $120.
AusPost Express option available.
We ship fast - orders received before 3pm sent same day.
Because we care - all orders are packed into cartons to protect. Never satchels.
How are shipping costs calculated : Unfortunately, there are no fixed or universal parcel costs (except satchels, but that means high risk of damage). Freight providers use destination location (postcode), cubic volume (size) and weight to charge. We try our best to offer competitive rates.
To obtain a shipping estimate, please add all the items to the Cart, then View Cart, down the left corner click on Estimate Shipping, enter your State and Postcode.
How long will it take : Nobody can really say, but the good news is we dispatch very fast, within an hour. You will also receive notifications and tracking details and the best part is due to our large size, we lodge directly into a major hub, eliminating 1 or 2 days transit time, meaning your parcel arrives faster.
Espresso brew recipe
Espresso brew recipes assume professional or commercial equipment (machine in grinder) are used.
For domestic (consumer) grade, please ensure you adjust the suggested values accordingly.
Dose - 19 - 21 grams
Yield - 38 - 42 grams
Brew Time - 28 - 32 seconds
Ratio - 1 : 1.7
light, medium or dark
Each coffee in our store has a unique roast profile carefully engineered and continuously updated to achieve the best balance of flavor, body, complexity, acidity, sweetness and finish.
It's a never-ending process with new lots arriving almost weekly along with the constantly changing Melbourne weather conditions.
We don't use light, medium or dark as our guide. That's so outdated and quite frankly inaccurate with around 20 shades each of light, medium and dark.
The external or outside color is never a true indicator of a coffee's cup attributes (or performance).
In other words, coffee can appear dark outside but have under-developed internals (sour, flat, weak, thin, etc.) if it was roasted poorly.
Similarly, a light exterior can easily mask or hide internal scorching or invalid roasting profile.
The target for all of our coffees (excluding specific filter roast products that are intentionally roasted lighter) is medium.
Think cafe style and coffee that is best suitable for espresso or traditional brewing devices.
What's critically important to us is that we extract maximum goodness for you to enjoy.
After 20 years and hundreds of thousands of batches, we think our Tier 1 infrastructure, skills and experience surpass the market.
Ground coffee will lose around 80% of essential vitality after 15 minutes oxygen exposure. Even ground coffee inside of a sealed, unopened bag will stale considerably within 2 weeks.
Some brewing applications, such as espresso, require roasted coffee in peak freshness to produce a delicious extraction. Other brew methods are less sensitive to the impact of staling coffee.
To ensure freshness, we never hold, store or manufacture any ground coffees. All our coffees are packed as whole beans within 1hr of roasting to lock in freshness.
When a customer orders ground coffee, we take fresh roasted beans, cut the seal, grind, clean and re-seal within 60 seconds. All at the moment your order is packed for dispatch.
We recommend for the best coffee experience to consider purchasing whole beans and grind only enough to brew just moments beforehand.
- JDJackie D.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 starsExcellent.
An excellent coffee that offers sweet flavors and a satisfying finish.
- KSKellie S.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 starsThank you and well done.
As a customer for 7 years now, we have always been happy with the coffees. In many respects they just keep getting better.
- RTRobert T.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 starsDo yourself a favor.
Delicious product and 100 times better than the stale junk being sold in supermarkets.
- PNPing N.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 starsWe recommend.
- MRMike R.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 starsThank you for supplying good coffee that is also fresh.
Excellent coffee and fast delivery. Thank you.