One of my favorite coffees from 2016 was the Alexis Badilla Cruz from Rev Coffee Roasters (College Park, GA). This medium roast coffee came in one of my Boxo deliveries, and it had virtually everything I look for in a great bag of coffee.
This is a Costa Rican coffee that reminded me of an Ethiopian coffee given its immense blueberry flavor, which was backed by a fudginess that I couldn’t get enough of. The coffee is named after the owner of the farm (or finca) in which it comes from.
The farm is called Linda Vista, and Alexis represents the 4th generation of his family’s coffee farm. Linda Vista finca is located in the Cangrejal region of Tarrazu at approximately 5,100 feet above sea level
The coffee itself has a siltier body, and not as much clarity as many of the coffees I drink. However, this gives me the sense that it would work excellent as an immersion brew, though I never actually got to try it as such.
Although I was very slow to finish the entire bag due to a huge backlog of coffee, this coffee withstood the test of time and packed plenty of flavor throughout.
General Notes & Observations
Producers: ASOPROAAA Cooperative
Country of Origin: Costa Rica
Region: Cangrejal region of Tarrazu
Variety: Caturra & Catuai
Processing method: Natural
Growing altitude: 1500 masl
Roaster aroma notes: None
Coffee Concierge aroma notes: Blueberry
Roaster tasting notes: Creamy strawberry fudge with raspberry acidity
Coffee Concierge tasting notes: Blueberry, fudge
I found the Alexis Badilla Cruz to be a pretty simple coffee in terms of flavor, but this wasn't a bad thing since the flavors that were present really popped.
I honestly don't even remember how I primarily brewed this coffee because this review is so long overdue, but as I mentioned earlier I imagine that it would have great versatility and can be brewed effectively as drip, espresso, and immersion like French Press.
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