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Costa Rica Brew Notes

Charlie's Brew Notes
Brew Notes: nut skin/bready fragrance, mild citric/malic acid; rounded faint acids; acid structure fleeting; soft tactile; delicate flavors, distant peach and caramelized milk; hollow finish; lingers papery. Favorite attribute: body: was delicate and syrupy but clean. What's the most marketable thing about this coffee? Probably much better with deeper caramelization and brew strength: espresso candidate for mild/neutral component that's clean/textured. If this coffee were an animal, which animal would it be? Pangolin: small and lightweight tree-loving mammal covered in scales...metaphor for the small, hard-to-access acidity of this coffee. Preparation Method: V60, Grams of Coffee: 29.7, Grams of Water: 479, Grind Size: 15 / medium fine, Grinder Type: Baratza Preciso, Pre-infusion: 45 sec, Final Brew Time: 3:50 min, Brew Concentration: medium-light.
Trader: Charlie
Brandon's Brew Notes
Brew Notes: Elegant. Medium body, medium-plus bright citric acidity, some malic acidity, lemon pith, lemon zest, gooseberry, oolong tea, ambrosia apple, slight hint of cinnamon, milk chocolate, subtle bubblegum, lingering tea-like tannic finish.
Favorite attribute: bright citric/malic acid.
What's the most marketable thing about this coffee? Brightness.
If this coffee were an animal, which animal would it be? Bambi.
Preparation Method: Technivorm, Grams of Coffee: 36, Grams of Water: 600, Grind Size: 19, Grinder Type: Baratza Virtuoso, Pre-infusion: 45 sec, Final Brew Time: 4 min.

Trader: Brandon Thiessen
Spencer's Brew Notes
Brew Notes: Fudge, caramel, chocolate cheesecake (like the swirl kind). Medium-round body with a super clean finish. Light graham cracker and honey as it cools.
Favorite attribute: Clean finish.
What's the most marketable thing about this coffee? Excellent daily drinker - I would not be upset to drink this coffee every morning - complex, yet approachable.
If this coffee were an animal, which animal would it be? Deer.
Preparation Method: BeeHouse Drip Pour-Over, Grams of Coffee: 24.1, Grams of Water: 383.5, Grind Size: Medium fine, Grinder Type: Baratza Encore, Pre-infusion: 30 sec, Final Brew Time: 3:15 min, Brew concentration: Dark tea-like - not completely opaque.

Trader: Spencer Ford
Jennifer's Brew Notes
Brew Notes: Plum, raisin, peanut butter, graham cracker, lemonade as it cools, light herbal.
Favorite attribute: plum.
What's the most marketable thing about this coffee? tasty, fresh coffee from a single estate.
Preparation Method: Chemex, Grams of Coffee: 34, Grams of Water: 548, Grind Size: drip, Grinder Type: Breville.

Trader: Jennifer Huber
Caitlin's Brew Notes
Brew Notes: green banana; caramel; light vegetal; medium-plus citrus, light lime.
Favorite attribute: citrus intensity.
What's the most marketable thing about this coffee? citrus intensity, not super typical for Costa.
If this coffee were an animal, which animal would it be? Parrot.
Preparation Method: Chemex with Able Kone, Grams of Coffee: 20, Grams of Water: 305, Grind Size: filter, Grinder Type: Breville, Pre-infusion: 45 sec, Final Brew Time: 2:27 min, Brew concentration: 1:15, coffee:water, heavier than tea but not super heavy.

Trader: Caitlin McCarthy-García
Bob's Brew Notes
Brew Notes: Medium acidity bright fresh balanced by full round thick texture. Caramel Cocoa, Bread, Nougat.
Favorite attribute: spicy coconut aroma.
What's the most marketable thing about this coffee? High altitude Costa SHB from a reputable West valley producer group.
If this coffee were an animal, which animal would it be? A fulmer.
Preparation Method: Melita, Grams of Coffee: 20, Grams of Water: 551, Grind Size: medium, Grinder Type: Ditting, Pre-infusion: 30 sec, Brew concentration: strong.


Trader: Bob Fulmer
Jennifer's Brew Notes
Brew Notes: Brown sugar, sweet orange, milk chocolate, balanced, poached pear.
Favorite attribute: light citrus notes.
What's the most marketable thing about this coffee? Finca Amistad is a model of sustainable agriculture and the coffee is consistently wonderful each year.
If this coffee were an animal, which animal would it be? Golden retriever.
Preparation Method: Chemex, Grams of Coffee: 28.7, Grams of Water: 457, Grind Size: drip, Grinder Type: Breville.

Trader: Jennifer Huber
Bob's Brew Notes
Brew Notes: Clean cocoa nibs gram cracker lime.
Favorite attribute: unsweetened chocolate finish.
What's the most marketable thing about this coffee? Not too many organic Costa Rican being grown.
If this coffee were an animal, which animal would it be? Boston Terrier.
Preparation Method: Melita, Grams of Coffee: 20, Grams of Water: 290, Grind Size: medium, Grinder Type: Ditting, Pre-infusion: 50 sec, Final Brew Time: 4 min, Brew concentration: strong enough.

Trader: Bob Fulmer
Caitlin's Brew Notes
Brew Notes: meyer lemon acidity with light lime; zesty orange/tangerine; apple; dense milk chocolate.
Favorite attribute: tangy meyer lemon citrus.
What's the most marketable thing about this coffee? Certification and balance of flavors.
If this coffee were an animal, which animal would it be? House finch.
Preparation Method: Chemex w Able Kone, Grams of Coffee: 20, Grams of Water: 300, Grind Size: filter, Grinder Type: Breville, Pre-infusion: 45 sec, Final Brew Time: 2:30 min, Brew concentration: 1:15, coffee:water.

Trader: Caitlin McCarthy-García
Laurel's Brew Notes
Brew Notes: semisweet cocoa, nut, light green grape, full.
Favorite attribute: tangy meyer lemon citrus.
What's the most marketable thing about this coffee? Nice full chocolate profile w/ certification.
Preparation Method: Pour Over, Grams of Coffee: 20, Grams of Water: 425, Grind Size: medium fine, Grinder Type: Porlex, Pre-infusion: 30 sec, Final Brew Time: 4:10 min.

Trader: Laurel Wirth
Amanda's Brew Notes
Brew Notes: wethers originals, low quality milk chocolate, light nutmeg, baked apple.
Favorite attribute: very sweet.
What's the most marketable thing about this coffee? Super drinkable. "Regular coffee" kind of coffee. Tastes good cold.
If this coffee were an animal, which animal would it be? A snowshoe hare.
Preparation Method: Fellow Stag Brewer, Grams of Coffee: 20, Grams of Water: 320, Grind Size: 20 / medium-fine, Grinder Type: Baratza Virtuoso, Pre-infusion: 30 sec, Final Brew Time: 2:15 min, Brew concentration: almond milk.

Trader: Amanda Amato
Charlie's Brew Notes
Brew Notes: warm brownie batter fragrance; faint blackberry sweetness; jammy sugar-acid concentration; bitter-sweet like cacao nibs; integrated acid and mild juiciness to structure; maple sugar; finish like cocoa powder and toast; lingers mouth-drying. Favorite attribute: Brownie fragrance in the VOCs coming off the cup. What's the most marketable thing about this coffee? Complexity of sweetness and really satisfying bittersweetness. If this coffee were an animal, which animal would it be? Thick-billed Raven: large, dark chocolate-colored bird, lightweight but assertive!. Preparation Method: V60, Grams of Coffee: 30, Grams of Water: 481, Grind Size: 15 / medium-fine, Grinder Type: Bratza Preciso, Brew concentration: medium-light.
Trader: Charlie
Laurel's Brew Notes
Brew Notes: juicy chocolate, light tangy/light lime, dates.
Favorite attribute: smooth chocolate profile.
What's the most marketable thing about this coffee? Versatile for roast profile and application. Fresh and easy drinking.
Preparation Method: Pour Over, Grams of Coffee: 20, Grams of Water: 340, Grind Size: medium fine, Grinder Type: Porlex hand grinder, Pre-infusion: 30 sec, Final Brew Time: 3:30 min.

Trader: Laurel Wirth
Amanda's Brew Notes
Brew Notes: roasted hazelnut, cedar, cinnamon, milky caramel, sunflower seeds, hint of orange candy.
Favorite attribute: warming spice notes.
What's the most marketable thing about this coffee? It's AM's staff pick! It's also well rounded, fresh, drinkable.
If this coffee were an animal, which animal would it be? Little brown hamster.
Preparation Method: Fellow Stag brewer (pour over), Grams of Coffee: 20, Grams of Water: 320, Grind Size: 20 / medium-fine, Grinder Type: Baratza Virtuoso, Pre-infusion: 30 sec, Final Brew Time: 2:30 min, Brew concentration: Gas station hot chocolate.

Trader: Amanda Amato
Rosi's Brew Notes
Brew Notes: caramelized apple, orange, almond butter.
Favorite attribute: creamy nutty body, high sweetness.
What's the most marketable thing about this coffee? body, level of sweetness, it could be great for blending but it's also delish on it's own.
Preparation Method: French Press, Grams of Coffee: 20, Grams of Water: 250, Grind Size: medium coarse, Grinder Type: Rancillio, Pre-infusion: 3 min, Final Brew Time: 4 min, Brew concentration: muddy.

Trader: Rosi Quinones