Costa Rica SHB EP


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Recommended Roast Profiles: Light to Medium

16 Ounce Quantity

Cup Characteristics: This wonderful Costa Rican Strictly Hard Bean European Prepped coffee offers a beautiful and lively aroma of vanilla and nutty characteristics, flavorful fruit and chocolate notes with a full body and a clean aftertaste. It has a medium-high acidity and is a silky smooth cup.

Costa Rica was the first Central American Country to grow coffee on a commercial basis. Cuba introduced Costa Rica to Coffee in 1729. Costa Rica only allows Arabica Beans to be grown in the country and growing any Robusta beans is illegal. The best beans are labeled “SHB” for strictly Hard Beans which means that the coffee must be grown at an altitude of above 4,000 feet. Coffee grown at high altitudes are known as being the best because it increases the acidity of the bean, and because of the high altitude, the nights are often cooler which slows down the maturity of the coffee plant allowing the beans to develop to a more intriguing flavor.