The second coffee I ordered recently from Forty Weight Coffee Roasters was their Costa Rican SHB Naranjo, Finca La Joya. This is another coffee they offer that is not featured on their site, but can be ordered by using the roaster choice at checkout and entering in the notes you want this particular coffee.
26/340g • Grind beans on fine side or #20 on Preciso • Time: 2:30 including 30 second bloom (enough water to saturate)
A mellow aroma sprouts from the cup featuring a vanilla wafer sweetness upfront with a touch of honey and cherries underneath. Coffee has a nice mild, yet sweet approach.
The first sip is a war between a vanilla like sweetness and a tart fruit play. The coffee carries a nice sugary sweetness and then starts to tone down as the cup cools leaving this tart fruit play to take the lead. This fruitiness I am tasting reminds me of cherries or watermelon… Maybe both. The coffee is also very dry on the tongue.
17/245g • Grind beans coarser than medium or #24 on Preciso • Time: 1:00 steep (with stir), 45 second press
Noticing some fruit play like cherries, and possibly hints of watermelon. Nice vanilla wafer sweetness underneath.
Taste carries a sugary vanilla sweetness, cherries, and a mild touch of chocolate. Seems juicer than the Woodneck and a tad sweeter too.
Bright lemon, cocoa, crisp acidity, super clean ~ Forty Weight Coffee Roasters
I would say Costa Rica is my least favorite region of coffee. It’s not that the coffees are bad, but half the time I feel like I am drinking basically the same coffee over and over again. Though, every once in awhile I find a coffee from this region that makes me do a double take. This is one of those times.
Info About This Coffee
Roast Level: Full City
You can read more about this coffee and purchase here.